Friday, March 22, 2013

Smashed (2012)

IMDb plot summary: A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.
Directed by James Ponsoldt. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer and Nick Offerman.

Reminiscent of the excellent Days of Wine and Roses, this is a tragic story about an alcoholic couple whose marriage dissolves after one of them decides to go sober. The writing is pretty solid, but it's the acting here that really makes the difference, specifically Mary Elizabeth Winstead's. Her performance is incredible. This is an excellent little drama that's well worth seeing. 4 stars.

Flickchart: #478 out of 1892, below Philadelphia and above The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.

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