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December 21, 2013

Saturday Night at the Movies #94 – Smashed

Filed under: Movie reviews — Mike Kueber @ 1:50 am
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Smashed concerns a young female teacher – played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead – who realizes she has a drinking problem and then finds her recovery complicated by a boyfriend – Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad – who is a slacker committed to a lifestyle that includes alcohol.  The movie debuted successfully at the Sundance Film festival, but returned less than $400k on a budget of $500k.  Rotten Tomato critics loved it at 84%, but the audience was less so at 68%.  I agree with the critics because the story is interesting and Winstead is winning.  Paul, though, seems indistinguishable from his Breaking Bad character of Jesse Pinkman.  I give it three stars out of four.

 

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