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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Aaron Paul
Nick Offerman
Octavia Spencer
Directors
James Ponsoldt
Screenwriters
James Ponsoldt
Susan Burke
Running Time
85 minutes

Smashed
You booze, you lose


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Plot
Kate (Winstead) and Charlie (Paul) are a couple dedicated to wringing out every last drop of fun life has to offer. But when boozy teacher Kate starts waking up in strange places and puking up in front of her elementary school class, she realises she needs to make a change...


Verdict
The sharp ends in Smashed are here for all to see, and Ponsoldt never shies away from their spiky, thought-provoking effect. Yet he also finds grace and warmth in the story.


Reviewed by James White

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