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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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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: Why is the coffee so much better when you make it?
Charlie Hannah: Because I make it with love, and I also make it with bacon.
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Connections

References Bull Durham (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Planet of Women
Written by Sonny Smith
Performed by Sonny and the Sunsets
Courtesy of Cry Baby Records/Fat Possum
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Whiskey Lullaby
26 July 2013 | by valis1949See all my reviews

SMASHED (dir. James Ponsoldt) Kate and Charlie are 'twenty-something' married alcoholics who live a boozy and carefree life in a working class section of Los Angeles. The problem is that when Kate hits bottom first they soon find themselves emotionally and psychologically at odds. Mary Elizabeth Winstead turns in a stunning performance as a winsome primary school teacher who realizes that alcohol has made her life unmanageable, but her new-found sobriety seems to have accentuated subliminal problems in her married and professional life. The film offers the uncommon insight that an alcoholic's last drink really only marks the beginning of the true struggle. SMASHED is a film of redemption that rings true. Worth A Look


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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