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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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James Ponsoldt
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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

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

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... wetting the bed. It just sort of seems like ...
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Connections

Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Por Ti
Written by Omero Guerrero
Performer by La Tentazion
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One Fine piece of Filmmaking
18 February 2012 | by KM_391See 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,943, 14 October 2012

Gross USA:

$376,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$499,725
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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