Monday, April 22, 2013

Smashed 2012

     Charlie and Kate Hannah are a fun-loving couple but their heavy drinking is starting to become a problem for Kate.  She is an elementary school teacher caught up in a swirl of lies to cover her alcoholism.  She decides getting sober will be the only way to counter her downward spiral.  One problem is Charlie is hesitant to join her and he doesn’t think he has an issue with drinking.  Kate is able to set the bottle aside, attend AA meetings and obtain a sponsor but she faces a fight for her marriage and her job.
     This movie is good, Kate is really out of control and she can keep on drinking more and more or try to change her life.  She can’t change the people around her, only what she is doing which is a real struggle.  You really feel for her trying to conquer her addiction and hope she can recover.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

81 min, Drama directed by James Ponsoldt with Aaron Paul, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Octavia L. Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place, Kyle Gallner.

Note:  Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 6.7 out of 10, 84% critic 70% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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