Another Sundance film that received high praise, will be released later this year. When it comes to movies I want to watch, it really boils down to who are the actors. A great director, a great screenwriter, and so forth will pick great actors, who in turn believe in the script. Smashed features Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs The World) and a top-notch cast.
Kate (Winstead) and Charlie (Paul) like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter . . . and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, something’s got to give. But change isn’t exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she’s been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with Charlie.
I rarely watch movies that tackle with addiction, (I still have yet to watch Shame), but I have a feeling that this will give a fresh perspective on the topic and inspire those who struggle with similar issues. Adding this to the long list of movies I plan on seeing.
Release Date: Oct 12