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Smashed 2012

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Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking...especially the drinking.

Starring:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul
Runtime:
1 hour, 21 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director James Ponsoldt
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul
Supporting actors Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Octavia Spencer, Mary Kay Place, Kyle Gallner, Mackenzie Davis, Bree Turner, Brad Carter, Barrett Shuler, Rene Rivera, Richmond Arquette, David Grammer, Ron Lynch, Elise Salomon, Anjini Taneja Azhar, Aileen Davila, Silas Agape Garcia, Wilson Schwartz
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 16, 2012
Format: DVD
"Smashed" (2012 release; 85 min.) brings the story of a married couple, Charlie (played by Aaron Paul) and Kate (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who enjoy going out and partying it up. Then several incidents happen to Kate (blacking out in the middle of nowhere; throwing up in front of her elementary school students due to a hangover), which really make her rethink the direction of her life. Without so much as consulting with Charlie, she decides almost on a whim to join AA (at the suggestion of a co-worker who has been there before), while Charlie does not. At that point we are just 30 min. into the movie (hence my suggested alternative title for the movie, "Sober") and the rest of the movie plays out the strains and challenges which Kate faces with her co-workers at school, Charlie at home, and even her mom to whom she's not particularly close. I'm not going to tell you how it all plays out, as that would just ruin your viewing experience.

Couple of thoughts: Mary Elizabeth Winstead carries the film on her shoulders, and she does a terrific job at that, although certainly Aaron Paul (he of "Breaking Bad") does a credible job too. There are a couple of pivotal scenes in the second half of the movie between these two as their relationship seems to fall off a cliff after Kate joins AA, and where you can really see how Winstead just throws herself into this role. There is also a small choice role for Octavia Spencer as Jenny, Kate's sponsor at AA. Also worth mentioning is the lovely soundtrack for the movie, with a bunch of obvious and not-so-obvious indie music from the likes of Cass McCombs, Richard & Linda Thompson and, best of all, the song "Our Anniversary" by Bill Callahan (a/k/a Smog).

This movie clearly was made on a shoestring budget, but it doesn't matter.
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By COOKIE on December 8, 2012
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"Smashed" is an incredibly insightful movie about a young woman's courageous journey to personally change the legacy passed down to her by her family. Mary Beth Winstead is brilliant in her portrayal of Kate. There is no sugar coating on what lies ahead of her as she struggles with these changes. The affect on relationships, lifestyles, and convictions is raw and true. It will likely be moving and familiar to anyone trying to make personnel changes for the better, whether with substance abuse or any other major life change. This is an important piece of work with the potential for far reaching application and impact. Don't miss it.
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I really loved this movie! I think it was a true depiction of the downward spiral of alcohol and getting sober!
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Films dealing with alcoholics are rarely anything less than depressing, with the rare instance of a film like the original ARTHUR (which is a hilarious and heartfelt joy to watch). Going back to THE LOST WEEKEND or DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES to more recent films like Paul Schrader's LIGHT SLEEPER, or really any film dealing with addiction made in the last 20-odd years, alcoholism and addiction are not really to be made light of anymore. It's understandable, and there are always good reasons for film and television dealing with alcoholism and addiction with the appropriate amount of gravitas. James Ponsolt's SMASHED makes a something of a case that a film about alcoholism can have dramatic weight, but can also look at it with a bit of humor in its heart, and that's thanks to a revelatory performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead and a terrific, if perhaps underused, supporting cast.

Winstead plays Kate, a grammar school teacher who, along with her occasionally-employed rock critic husband Charlie (BREAKING BAD's Aaron Paul), have an abiding love of good times and lots of drinks. When Kate finds herself hitting bottom relatively hard (she pukes in front of her class due to her hangover, and lies about being pregnant to them and to the school's principal played by Megan Mullaly), she decides that it's time to get sober. Through the help of the school's vice-principal (Nick Offerman) who recognizes her as a drunk, he gets her into AA. But Charlie isn't terribly supportive of this, and continues to drink. Kate's mom (Mary Kay Place), a long-time functioning alcoholic, also feels that trying to get sober is a fool's errand.
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Bottom Line: This is a GREAT MOVIE. I had been to the Movie Theatre & saw the new movie "10 Cloverfield Lane," and I fell in love with Mary Elizabeth Winstead as an actress... Yes ill admit I have a BIG CRUSH on her (LOL). So, I Googled other movies she is in, and 'SMASHED' came up. I went to Amazon and rented it ASAP, and Ill rent other movies she is in since i say she is a "GREAT ACTRESS and very EZ on the EYES!!" It is a great movie with great actors / actresses... Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad (enough said!!), and Nick Offerman -- the guy from Parks and Rec,, and Meagan Mullally, also a great actress! Yes, its got it all -- great actors, great plot, heart breaking plot line, real life stories and scenarios, and more. While it does have an "Alfred Hitchcock" type endng (for you young folks that's an ending named after the great film maker who always left you hanging at the end!!) In other words, you don't know if they are going to get back together or stay separated. Maybe they set it ip for SMASHED 2 ?!? I sure hope so, as I would watch it on the first day out. It talks about a topic that affects many people (Alcoholism) and a group (A.A.) that helps many of them. This movie shows how our problems and challenges afect others and changes everything we deal with each day... work, life, family, spouse, etc. Watch this movie ASAP... you will NOT be disappointed.
(P.S. Back to Mary. E. Winstead... I'll also watch every other movie this great looking and great acting lady is in, too.)
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