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Smashed (2012)

R | | Drama | 14 December 2012 (UK)
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A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.

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Kate and Charlie Hannah have a relationship well lubricated with alcohol, but Kate finally finds her chemical appetites have gotten completely out of control. With the help of an ex-addict friend at work, Kate finds a support group that helps her begin to conquer her addictions. However, that recovery proves just part of a larger personal challenge to rebuild her life even as her marriage with her drunken husband deteriorates. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for alcohol abuse, language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,943 (USA) (12 October 2012)

Gross:

$375,981 (USA) (4 January 2013)
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To prepare for some scenes in which her character is drunk, Mary Elizabeth Winstead would spin in circles to make herself dizzy. See more »

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As Kate drinks from a hip flask in her car, a woman with a large purse walks by in the background. She walks by again after Kate gets out of her car. See more »

Quotes

Kate Hannah: Why is the coffee so much better when you make it?
Charlie Hannah: Because I make it with love, and I also make it with bacon.
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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Written by Bart Davenport
Performed by Bart Davenport
Courtesy of Antenna Farm and Smile Records
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Writing as an alcoholic... I have 2 things to say about this film. The first is that the learnt ability to 'deal' with life through alcohol abuse, was entirely authentic... and the second is that the loss of important relationships was inevitable with the life changes that salvation demands.

Writing as a film critic... that this taught me something about my own alcoholism... makes it an impressive film from my point of view. The inter-dependent relationship at the centre of this story is entirely real, as is it's eventual de-construction. Only a non-addict would see the interventions contained within the story as being sanctimonious or having some political agenda. This is not an argument... alcohol destroys lives.

The acting from the two 'leads' was excellent. The bigotry towards alcoholism was treated in a perfunctory way... but was still relevant to the story. Most of all... this film portrays the isolation felt by those who escape their entrapments. We all have to take giant steps in our lives... those steps rarely coincide with anyone else's. This film demonstrates that very well.

This was never going to be a film that excites the majority movie-goers...but for those that like films that can tell you something you didn't already know... it is well worth watching.


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