Smashed (2012)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 December 2012 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 12,269 users   Metascore: 71/100
Reviews: 30 user | 109 critic | 32 from

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.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

10 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Off the Black (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nolte) gets a younger friend (Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.

Director: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Hutton
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Director: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A workaholic attorney is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves.

Director: Chris Messina
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Messina, Don Johnson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Director: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots
Faults (2014)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

Director: Riley Stearns
Stars: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis
Breathe In (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

Director: Drake Doremus
Stars: Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Mackenzie Davis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Stars: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood
Hellion (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent... See full summary »

Director: Kat Candler
Stars: Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins
Say Goodnight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Three guys tell a friend the stories of how they met the loves of their lives, and how they managed to completely screw up the relationships.

Director: David VonAllmen
Stars: Rob Benedict, Smith Cho, Christopher Gessner
Short Term 12 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Struggling with a marriage on the brink of falling apart, a couple escapes for a weekend in pursuit of their better selves, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them.

Director: Charlie McDowell
Stars: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson


Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Hannah


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 (

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

14 December 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Lioma  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$375,981 (USA) (4 January 2013)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Was filmed in a total of 19 days. See more »


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 »


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.
See more »


Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »


When The Shelter Came
Written by James McHugh
Performed by Dark Meat
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Down to earth drama about a woman fighting to stay sober.
13 March 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Pretty teacher Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and husband Charlie (Aaron Paul) are a young married couple who are also alcoholics. When Kate gets sick of waking up in strange places and peeing herself, she decides to quit drinking and get help. But, Kate faces an uphill battle as she gets resentment, not support, from her husband and to gain sobriety she may loose everything. What I liked most about this indie drama was that co-writer/ director James Ponsoldt avoids the melodramatics that usually come with films of this nature and guides his cast trough a real life situation and has them play real life people complete with quirks and all. And as for his cast, they all give good down to earth performances but, it is Winstead who owns the movie as the troubled young woman who wants to change the downward spiral of her life. She effectively portrays the frustration of her own behavior and then then hurt and anger when she tries to change her life and doesn't get the support she needs from those she cares about. Winstead shows chops that she hasn't yet had the opportunity to show and she gives a very real and effecting performance. True, I would like to have seen more of the relationship between Kate and her AA sponsor, Jenny (Octavia Spencer) and a subplot involving her vice principal, Dave (Nick Offerman), who has a crush on her and introduces her to his AA group, doesn't quite click but, this are minor points. Overall Smashed is a solid and heartfelt drama that doesn't preach yet, doesn't make light of it subject matter and gives a talented young actress a role she can really shine in. Recommended for those who are looking for a drama that's refreshingly un-Hollywood and want to see Winstead prove she's more then a pretty face.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Smashed or Flight? berlin-brown
Her job dismissal chris_hughes-1
Moist... nickryder9
The dress ananeke
Director James Ponsoldt speaks on Smashed nikhil_taneja
Successful Alcoholics xXxmarchofflamesxXx
Discuss Smashed (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: