Sony Pictures Classics has just dropped the first clip from Sundance winner, Smashed. As we mentioned last month, it's already one of the most buzzed about movies to come out of that festival, it’s set to bow in Toronto next week. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul as a pair of hard-partying young marrieds. Both performances, but particularly Winstead’s, are getting rave reviews and are being mentioned in the same breath as a little gold gentleman called Oscar.
“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.”
Director James Ponsoldt (Off the Black) co-wrote the script with Susan Burke. The supporting cast includes Oscar winner for The Help, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”), his wife Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”), and Mary Kay Place. Smashed will be released in the US October 12, but still no word on a UK date.
Check out the clip featuring Offerman (like you’re not used to seeing him) and Winstead who’ll make you cringe even as you can smell her desperation mixed with last night’s booze: