I saw A LOT of tweets from people/critics at Sundance this year about Smashed. They were all positive, and the film won a Special Jury Prize there. Those of us not lucky enough to go to Sundance now have our first look at the film. The title Smashed is in reference to being seriously drunk, and the film deals with becoming sober. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place, Octavia Spencer. Jams Ponsoldt directed Smashed.
“Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking… especially the drinking. When Kate’s drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is put into jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. Sobriety isn’t as easy as Kate had anticipated. Her new lifestyle brings to the surface a troubling relationship with her mother, facing the lies she’s told her employer and calls into question whether or not her relationship with Charlie is built on love or is just boozy diversion from adulthood.”
Smashed is in theatres October 12, 2012.
Source: iTunes Trailers
by Sarah Ksiazek
For KC based folks this plays about a week before it opens as part of KIFF (Kansas International Film Festival) for those eager to see it.