Smashed (2012)

Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking...especially the drinking. When Kateʼs drinking leads her to dangerous places and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 12, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There will never be another Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor, but Hollywood may have found a new Lee Remick in Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

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Rafer Guzman

Winstead, a relative newcomer, handily carries this slender film.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

While writer/director James Ponsoldt's screenplay tends to saunter along at times as it seeps further into starkness, Winstead and Paul's performances will keep you engaged until the end.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Winstead and Paul make their characters feel like flesh and blood, not stereotypical Lost Weekenders. Their love is as real as their future is shaky. And that's the film's great tragedy.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

It's an addiction-and-recovery movie without the usual side-effect of wallowing melodrama.

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Andrew Williams
Metro (UK)

While Smashed doesn't flinch away from some grim realities of alcoholism, it's not an unrelentingly grim kitchen-sink drama; there are attempts at a bit of black comedy.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The camera work is handheld and jittery, reflecting Kate's often wobbly state of mind, and the character's decidedly nonglam wardrobe, minimal makeup and charm-free home feel honest and right.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Winstead is an inarguably warm actor. She's just not doing the sort of work that transcends the movie's shortcomings.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Ponsoldt keeps up a good pace and refuses to let the material get too heavy. He focuses on the characters and their slip ups, jokes, frustrations, and all the imperfections that make up a person.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"Smashed" follows two alcoholics as their lives begin to fall apart without them even realizing it, but when Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) begins to… More
Dan Schultz
A well-intentioned, though heavily flawed drama concerning an alcoholic young teacher (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who must comes to terms with her life after a… More
Cynthia S.
Good Indie drama about a hard partying alcoholic woman who hits rock bottom, and decides to try to sober up. Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Kate, the young… More
Everett Johnson
"Smashed" is the story of an alcoholic school teacher(Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who realizes her life is going downhill and attempts to get sober. The… More
Alice Shen
I expected this movie to be funnier, especially with Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally in the ensemble. A young couple revels in love and booze, but the wife… More
Matt Goodman
Mary Elizabeth Winstead deserved more award recognition for this.