Smashed is a dramatic comedy about fidelity—and what it means to be committed to someone, to love someone, and to need to change your life... when your partner isn't capable of change. Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, in a stellar performance) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking... especially the drinking. When Kate's drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is put into jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. With the help of her friend and sponsor Jenny (Octavia Spencer), and the awkward but well-intentioned vice principal at her school (Nick Offerman), Kate takes steps toward improving her health and life. Sobriety isn't as easy as Kate had anticipated, though. Her new lifestyle brings to the surface a troubling relationship with her mother (Mary Kay Place), forces her to face the lies she's told her employer, and calls into question whether or not her relationship with Charlie is built on love. Directed and co-written by James Ponsoldt. Official Web Site
A discussion with co-writer/director James Ponsoldt, co-writer Susan Burke and star Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Recorded October 12, 2012 at The Landmark in West L.A.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place, Kyle Gallner