6 December 2012 5:06 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Seems like yesterday (actually a few weeks ago) that we were talking about the depiction of alcohol dependency in movies with the release of the excellent Flight. This weekend the much lower-budgeted independent film Smashed opens in a few select screens (far fewer than the Zemeckis flick). I hope movie goers don’t pass this one up thinking that they’ve covered this territory too recently. This is a study of a young couple in their 20′s and how the desire to end an addiction affects the relationship. There’s no nail-biting airliner crash landing at the heart of this one, but the journey of the young woman at the center of Smashed has more than its share of emotion and drama.

That aforementioned young woman is Kate Hannah (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). She’s happily married to Charlie (Aaron Paul). They share a modest La home and spend their evenings »

- Jim Batts

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