Smashed (2012) Smashed , the affecting story of a young couple bound by shared drunkenness, follows in the long cinema-of-addiction tradition of Days of Wine and Roses… 2012-10-12 R PT85M Drama Megan Mullally Nick Offerman Aaron Paul Octavia Spencer Mary Elizabeth Winstead Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Smashed (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE Smashed is an unsensationalized portrait of recovery
Image credit: Oana Marian
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE Smashed is an unsensationalized portrait of recovery
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Oct 12, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer and Mary Elizabeth Winstead; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Smashed, the affecting story of a young couple bound by shared drunkenness, follows in the long cinema-of-addiction tradition of Days of Wine and Roses. But what's new about the unsensationalized portrait of one-day-at-a-time progress (and setbacks) is the low-key energy of this drunks' tale, by and for a generation with a high tolerance for humor and a low tolerance for soapiness. It's also a project shaped by television sensibilities, with a strong cast headed by Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and former horror-movie scream queen Mary Elizabeth Winstead, as the partner who wants to dry out. A-

Originally posted Oct 03, 2012 Published in issue #1228-1229 Oct 12, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Jul 13 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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1. $73.0 1 $73.0 B+
2. $16.5 3 $209.0 D+
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Tammy
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$12.9 2 $57.4 B
4. $6.7 5 $172.0 B-
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6.
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7.
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$4.7 2 $25.0 D+
8.
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$4.2 7 $222.0 B-
9.
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$2.9 3 $5.3 B-
10.
Jersey Boys
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$2.5 4 $41.7 B-
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