Hollywood Reporter - 01/24/2012
"[I]ts sharp writing and essential credibility make this small, intimate tale fresh and involving..."
Box Office - 10/01/2012 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "SMASHED is really about overcoming the obstacles that get increasingly allied against you after you've made the decision to turn your life around, whatever the issue."
Los Angeles Times - 10/11/2012
The addiction drama SMASHED is a variation on DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES that's both down and dirty and boisterously energetic."
New York Times - 10/12/2012
"Anchored in a solid, convincing performance by Ms. Winstead, it depicts the arc of alcohol abuse and recovery in an almost matter-of-fact tone."
A.V. Club - 10/11/2012
"In the powerful, uncompromising relationship drama SMASHED, a hard-partying schoolteacher and her slacker music-journalist husband share a bond sealed through poisonous co-dependence and alcoholism."
Rolling Stone - 10/18/2012 3 stars out of 4 -- "SMASHED joins the ranks of the winners, mostly because of an unmissable and unforgettable performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead."
Total Film - 01/01/2013 3 stars out of 5 -- "SMASHED is really a study of the disintegration of a marriage, perfectly realised by Winstead and BREAKING BAD's Paul."
A married couple find their love affair with alcohol threatening to unravel their relationship when the time comes to confront their addiction head on. Charlie (Aaron Paul) and Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) are a fun-loving couple, but their heavy drinking is starting to become a problem. As Kate constructs a series of elaborate lies to conceal her addiction from her co-workers, her relationship with her mother begins to deteriorate. Realizing that she needs to get sober in order to pull out of her downward spiral, she finds that Charlie is reluctant to join her, and starts to see their relationship in a new light. Meanwhile, once she gathers the courage to set the bottle aside, the real fight begins. Octavia L. Spencer, Nick Offerman, and Megan Mullally co-star.