Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer
Director: James Ponsoldt
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Running Time: 78 minutes
Smashed is a heart-felt comedy-drama, from Director James Ponsoldt, which takes a candid look at love and the effects of alcohol on life and relationships.
Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, their laughter and drinking… especially drinking. When Kate's drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is jeopardised, she decides to join AA and get sober.
With the help of her new friend and sponsor Jenny, and the vice principal at her school, the awkward but well intentioned Mr. Davies, Kate takes steps towards improving her health and life. 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 just a boozy diversion from adulthood.
Commentary with Director James Ponsoldt and Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Toronto Film Festival Red carpet and Q&A