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Smashed (2012)

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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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$500,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$375,981 (USA) (4 January 2013)
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Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead claimed that they went on one real binge drinking night during filming, which was video recorded, so they could see in playback how they would interact while drunk. 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 »

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Charlie Hannah: I like knowing that every little fuck-up I make is going to be a topic of conversation with a woman that I don't know.
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One Fine piece of Filmmaking
18 February 2012 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This film was one of two real standouts for me at the Sundance Film Festival 2012. Lead by two Oscar-worthy performances from Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Kate) and Aaron Paul (Charlie), "Smashed" accomplishes the impossible by addressing a very serious topic with depth and sympathy and realism, while still finding time to make the audience laugh hysterically now and then. Director James Ponsoldt and his co-writer Susan Burke deserve high praise for pulling off that feat. Additional kudos go to "Parks and Recreation's" Nick Offerman, as the deadpan sad- sack co-worker who takes Kate to AA and starts her on the road to sobriety. In a role that's the opposite of uber-confident Ron Swanson, he's hilarious as the always-ill-at-ease Dave.

This is one of those rare movies that is just like life: sometimes very funny, sometimes very sad, but always real. I hope it gets the audience it deserves.


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