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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Winstead is very good in "Smashed," though she's saddled with a merely adequate co-starring performance.Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 10.18.2012
The act of going out there as an unknown and coming back a star is the time-honored showbiz fantasy, and if there's any justice that's about to come true for Mary Elizabeth Winstead on the basis of "Smashed."Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 10.18.2012
Winstead, a relative newcomer, handily carries this slender film.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 11.01.2012
It's familiar stuff, but at least it takes addiction and recovery seriously; the depiction of Alcoholics Anonymous feels particularly heartfelt.Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, 10.18.2012