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Adults can become so disenchanted with the idea of maturing and taking full responsibility for their lives and actions that they resort to drinking, using drugs and staying in toxic relationships to avoid growing up. It often takes a drastic, life-altering event to make them realize they have to change their ways if they want to survive. That’s the all-too-important message in the upcoming comedy-drama Smashed, which was co-written and directed by James Ponsoldt.

Smashed follows Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and her husband Charlie (Aaron Paul), whose bond is built on a mutual love of drinking. When Kate’s excessive drinking puts her job as a teacher at an elementary school in jeopardy, she decides to start attending AA meetings and get sober. With the help of the vice principal at her school, the awkward, but well-intended Mr. Davies (Nick Offerman), and her sponsor Jenny (Octavia Spencer), Kate takes »

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