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Rated R · 91 min. · 2012

Comedy, Drama
SMASHED—Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Kate Hannah, a Los Angeles schoolteacher who lives with her husband Charlie (Aaron Paul), who affects creative aspirations but mostly drinks, as does she. The film begins as Kate is hitting bottom. A few humiliations at work and scary nighttime debauches convince her to join AA, with the encouragement of a sympathetic co-worker. The film deals with the messes that must be cleaned up once you've become sober and explores the tensions that arise when one partner in an alcohol-soaked relationship decides it's time to dry out. The film is modest but affecting, and Winstead, a Rocky Mount, N.C. native whose most recent credit was playing Mary Todd Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, deserves the notice she's received for this turn.

See our full review: Surviving sobriety in <i>Smashed</i>

Surviving sobriety in Smashed

A less naïve viewer (than myself) might readily see Smashed for what it is: a vehicle for an ambitious young talent to escape the straitjacket of typecasting. This is Mary Elizabeth Winstead's movie, and she's a charmer. »

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Director: James Ponsoldt
Writer: James Ponsoldt and Susan Burke
Producer: Jennifer Cochis, Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place, Kyle Gallner, Bree Turner, Mackenzie Davis and Patti Allison

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