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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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Drama

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

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14 December 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Lioma  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,943, 14 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$375,981, 6 January 2013
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Trivia

Lake Arrowhead Reservoir is an artificial lake in San Bernardino County, about 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The surrounding community is also named Lake Arrowhead, and its economy is supported mostly by tourism. 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: I want to fuck your moist pussy.
Kate Hannah: [Kate doesn't react at first, but then stares at him in shock] What?
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.14 (2012) See more »

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Cruel To Be Kind
Written by Nick Lowe and Ian Gomm
copywright 1978 Anglo-Rock Inc. (BMI) Universal Music
MGB Songs on behalf of Complete Music Ltd. For USA/Canada
Rock Music Com Limited/Universal Music
MGB Songs on behalf of Complete Music Ltd. For Rest of the World
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'Smashed' gets it right
11 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

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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