Smashed 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… Smashed 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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