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14 December 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Kate Hannah

Aaron Paul ... Charlie Hannah

Nick Offerman ... Dave Davies

Megan Mullally ... Principal Barnes

Octavia Spencer ... Jenny

Mary Kay Place ... Rochelle

Kyle Gallner ... Owen Hannah

Mackenzie Davis ... Millie

Bree Turner ... Freda

Brad Carter ... Felix

Barrett Shuler ... Greg

Rene Rivera ... Rico

Richmond Arquette ... Arlo

David Grammer ... Junior

Ron Lynch ... Chuck

Elise Salomon ... Tina

Anjini Taneja Azhar ... Winnie

Aileen Davila ... Hillary
Silas Agape Garcia ... Ramon
Wilson Schwartz ... Toby
Haley Brooke Walker ... Isabel

Lisa Yamada ... Angela

Murray Gershenz ... Ted
Jane Noltemeyer ... Susan
Brian C. Haynes ... DJ Supa Crispy (as Brian Haynes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Abbink ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Patti Allison ... Rocky (uncredited)

Gabriel Aslan ... Classroom Student (uncredited)

Carol Avery ... Lily (uncredited)

Susan Burke ... Cora (uncredited)

Danilo Di Julio ... Jimmy (uncredited)

Natalie Dreyfuss ... Amber (uncredited)

Kelly Ebsary ... Shana (uncredited)
Daniel Jay Salmen ... Donovan (uncredited)

Directed by
James Ponsoldt 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Burke  written by
James Ponsoldt  written by

Produced by
Alishe Beardeaux .... associate producer
Jennifer Cochis .... producer
Stephanie Meurer .... co-producer
Stephen A. Ricci .... co-producer (as Stephen Ricci)
Elise Salomon .... co-producer
Jonathan Schwartz .... producer
Andrea Sperling .... producer
Audrey Wilf .... executive producer
Zygi Wilf .... executive producer
Original Music by
Andy Cabic 
Eric D. Johnson 
Cinematography by
Tobias Datum (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Suzanne Spangler 
Casting by
Kim Coleman 
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Linda Sena 
Art Direction by
Sarah M. Pott  (as Sarah Pott)
Costume Design by
Diaz  (as Diaz Jacobs)
Makeup Department
Claudia Navarro .... key hair stylist
Dania Simental .... key makeup artist (as Dania Ridgway)
Michele Dawn Sweeney .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
J.M. Logan .... post-production supervisor
Stephanie Meurer .... unit production manager
Tracy Shao .... production supervisor
Marcelo Gandola .... post-production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephenie Galvan .... second second assistant director
Nicolas Duchemin Harvard .... first assistant director (as Nicolas Harvard)
Patrick Miller .... additional second second assistant director
Rico Savage .... second assistant director
Michael Seabolt .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Jason Arnot .... art department production assistant
Sean Freeland .... on-set dresser
Jennifer Giron .... art department production assistant
Sean Grimes .... leadman
Adam Kedis .... additional set dresser
Mando Lopez .... additional set dresser
Steve Ochoa .... property master
Jack Schultz .... provider: parrot painting
Samantha Stauber .... assistant art director
Diana Wright .... prop intern (as Diana Wright)
James L. Bills .... additional artwork (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tony Bowles .... karaoke operator
Paul Timothy Carden .... dialogue editor
Ryan Collins .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Collins .... supervising sound editor
Amber Conroy .... additional boom operator
Rob Embrey .... adr facility supervisor
Casey Genton .... sound effects editor
Dennis Grzesik .... additional sound mixer
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Bill Jenkins .... sound mixer
Doug Latislaw .... adr recordist
Tim Limer .... mix recordist (as Timothy Limer)
Kris Manning .... boom operator
Sarah Payan .... dialogue editor
Phil Vo .... adr recordist
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Rick Owens .... foley artist (uncredited)
John Medlen .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Aleks Abad .... grip
Freddy Allen .... additional digital loader
Luca Del Puppo .... key grip
Daniel Gradilla .... additional digital loader
Nathan J. Harris .... best boy electric
Devon Hoff-Weekes .... second assistant camera
Bryant Lemelle .... additional first assistant camera
Daniel Lynn .... gaffer
Oana Marian .... still photographer
Donald McKinnon .... best boy grip
Brittany Meadows .... digital loader
Lawrence Montemayor .... first assistant camera
Andrew Mungai .... additional electric (as Dru Mungai)
Marc-Antoine Serou .... additional electric
Eric Tolzmann .... electrician
Emily Zenk .... additional second assistant camera
Daniel Lynn .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Eve Streger .... casting associate: LA
Jenny Trinh .... casting assistant: LA
Leeba Zakharov .... casting associate
Leeba Zakharov .... casting associate: NY
Jon Goracy .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Candace Andrews .... costume intern
Samantha Brown .... set costumer
Sarah Fleming .... set costumer
Heather Smith .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Colin Davis .... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
John Diesso .... digital conform: Company 3
David Feldman .... digital intermediate account executive: Company 3
Andrew Geary .... color assistant: Company 3
Uri Katoni .... assistant editor
Shannon Lynch .... apprentice editor
Christine Park .... assistant editor
Tom Poole .... digital intermediate colorist
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer: Company 3
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Tiffany Anders .... music supervisor
Lukas Barry .... music supervisor
Jake Blanton .... musician
Kristian Hoffman .... musician
Mark Rains .... music recording engineer
Transportation Department
Rodney 'Mike' Evens .... driver: camera car
Dal Fazzone .... transportation captain
Kip Fazzone .... driver
Larry Ratel .... driver
Fred Sanchez .... driver
Other crew
Matt Anderson .... production coordinator
Phillip Barnes .... location scout
Alishe Beardeaux .... assistant: Andrea Sperling
Sarah Bello .... set production assistant
Zoe Bower .... post facilities manager
Andrew Bruntel .... videographer: behind the scenes (as Andy Bruntel)
Louisa Caucia .... additional studio teacher
Jan Citron .... studio teacher
Adam Taylor Crawford .... set production assistant (as Adam Crawford)
Dan Eason .... assistant location manager
Kate Eastridge .... script supervisor (as Katie Hodgkins)
David Flannery .... location manager
Shawna Foster .... assistant production office coordinator
Caroline Gilmore .... set production assistant
Jennifer Gray .... production attorney: Law Offices of Elsa Ramo
Brian C. Haynes .... additional craft service (as Brian Haynes)
Fielder Jewett .... assistant: Jonathan Schwartz
Heather Larsgard .... production office intern
Christina Lee .... assistant location manager
Shannon Lynch .... production office intern
Sonia Melinkoff .... set production assistant
Randy Miller .... bear wrangler
Kelly Parker .... videographer: behind the scenes
Elsa Ramo .... production attorney: Law Offices of Elsa Ramo
Patrick Reynolds .... production office intern
Elisa Robichaud .... additional studio teacher (as Elisa Smith)
Jennifer Schwartz .... craft service (as Jennifer Jeffers-Schwartz)
Jennifer Schwartz .... food stylist (as Jennifer Jeffers-Schwartz)
Edie A. Weeks .... additional studio teacher (as Edie Weeks)
Steve Witkowski .... location scout
Will Youngblood .... assistant: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Gregory H.C. Zobel .... set production assistant (as Gregory Zobel)
Jean Elie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Groner .... insurance broker (uncredited)
Davey Johnson .... special thanks
Robert Redford .... special thanks
Warren Zavala .... special thanks

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Rated R for alcohol abuse, language, some sexual content and brief drug use
81 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Continuity: 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:I'm Kate, um, I'm... an alcoholic. Haha. I'm sorry I don't mean to laugh, um, just those words are... weird. Um... I mean I guess I... yeah, I don't know if I'm an alcoholic really. I just drink, I drink a lot. And, um... I've always drank a lot, everyone I know drinks a lot. So I never really thought it was a problem. But lately, it kind of seems like it is, so. I mean I just want to be able to have a beer, without it turning into twenty, or...See more »
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
'Smashed' gets it right, 11 August 2013
Author: dlrturtle from United States

I am a recovering alcoholic, 23 years sober. Over the years, I've developed somewhat of an obsession with films on this subject, always looking for my own story. 'Smashed' is that film. Mary Elizabeth Winstead captures the essence of the functional alcoholic perfectly. Her character, Kate, is two people - the respected, enthusiastic teacher by day and the out of control drunk by night. This can work for a while, but there will always come a day when these two worlds literally collide.

This movie hits that mark perfectly. Kate's recognition that she is an alcoholic is tough to watch, but so realistic. I knew I had a problem, but denied it until that one morning I woke up in my car and had flashes of memories from a crazy, chaotic night before. Like Kate, I went to AA that same day, and while I hated it at first, those people saved my life.

This movie is about redemption and loss. Getting sober isn't easy. Life continues and we are left to deal with the wreckage of our past. Those problems we ignored, suddenly explode in our faces. But we deal with them. 'Smashed' should be required viewing at rehab because it's real.

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