Watch: Smashed


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I recently checked out Smashed, which I had been wanting to see for quite some time.

It stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) among others (Nick Offerman will make you cringe at the word “moist”). The movie starts innocently enough with Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) as young newlyweds. Kate is an elementary school teacher and, as it turns out, an alcoholic. After a rough incident in one of her classes, she decides to finally take steps to get sober. But that proves harder than she thought since Charlie and his friends like to hang out and drink at their house, and alcohol is pretty much the basis of Kate and Charlie’s relationship.

You really ache for Kate when she’s trying to get through her life in a drunken haze, her uncomfortable struggle to get sober and her frustrations with Charlie being in a different place in his life than she is. And, as a “Breaking Bad” fan, there’s nothing that gets me teary-eyed faster than a crying Aaron Paul.

This is a great film that will definitely give you perspective on people struggling with this disease. It’s available on Blu-ray/DVD and we picked it up at a nearby Redbox. You can even check out the first 10 minutes of the film here. Let me know what you think if you watch it!

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