(Written for Lost In the Multiplex)
Debuting at Sundance earlier this year, coming away with an award in hand and a substantial level of critical acclaim, and screened at TIFF last week, we have the first trailer for James Ponsoldt’s Smashed.
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as the leading duo, the film follows married couple Kate and Charlie, whose marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter, and getting smashed.
When Kate’s partying spirals out of control, something’s got to give. But change isn’t going to be easy when sobriety means having to confront the lies she’s been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with Charlie.
The new trailer only hints at why the film has been getting so much appraisal, with what looks like a very strong lead for Winstead and her supporting cast.
Also starring Octavia Spencer (The Help), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), and Mary Kay Place (Big Love), Smashed will be given a limited release in the US on 12th October but there is still no word yet on a UK release.