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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.

Director:

James Ponsoldt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kablys See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kate's phone is a BlackBerry. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dave Davies: That cake was really moist.
[Kate gives a 'men will be men' laugh]
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Connections

References Bull Durham (1988) See more »

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Someone2Dance
Written by Bart Davenport
Performed by Bart Davenport
Courtesy of Antenna Farm and Smile Records
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A nearly great movie about the struggles with addiction with a great performance by Winstead. I recommend this. I say high B+
2 March 2013 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I don't think I can do this anymore, I think I need to slow down and I might need help." Kate (Winstead) is an elementary school teacher who loves her job. She is married to a man she loves. One day at school she throws up in class and the class asks if shes pregnant. What starts off as a little lie snowballs until she reveals the truth. Kate is an alcoholic. This is one of the best under the radar movies that I have seen in a long time. While not as intense as Flight was at showing the effects and struggles with addiction this is still a very well done and disturbing look at the problem. Winstead gives an amazing performance in this and deserves to be nominated or at the very least talked about. The movie is depressing and a little hard to watch but it really should be seen by a bigger audience then it will get. I know movies about addiction aren't at the top of everyone's list but this is a movie that I do recommend. Overall, a movie that is hard to watch in some parts but deserves to be seen by more people then will see it. I give it a high B+.


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