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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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In the convenience store, the brand names of all the products on the shelves were hidden by turning the packages around. 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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Dave Davies: That cake was really moist.
[Kate gives a 'men will be men' laugh]
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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Por Ti
Written by Omero Guerrero
Performer by La Tentazion
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Low Key
3 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

The movie itself is not really a big shouting message to tell people what to do. And even Aaron Paul, whose character may seem one dimensional does have things you'll discover about him. There are more layers there and some need looking at them to see them. Nick Offerman plays it almost silently, but has one completely over the top scene (a scene with a follow-up joke that would fit in any other comedy too), that still does not derail the movie.

But the main protagonist, our woman that we follow is what it's all about. And she delivers in a way that is very heartbreaking to watch. And very real too. Everyday problems and things that get out of hand. You may cringe here and there, but the movie is still able to affect you very deeply.


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