The first trailer and poster for the indie drama Smashed have been released. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as a married couple who are brought together by booze. Things get complicated when Winstead’s character decides she wants to be sober. The trailer plays things pretty light, and its effective in making this drama about a struggle with alcoholism seem appealing. That said, Smashed isn’t exactly a comedy. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to positive reviews, with Matt noting that Winstead gives the best performance of her career thus far. Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Megan Mullaly (Will & Grace), Mary Kay Place, and Octavia Spencer round out a promising supporting cast for what looks to be a solid character drama.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. Directed by James Ponsoldt, Smashed opens on October 12th.
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Here’s the synopsis for Smashed:
Kate and Charlie 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.