Smashed trailer tells sobering tale
I like the look of the trailer for Smashed, a smaller more intimate feeling film that is clearly set to deliver a message to the audience but not easily. Apparently the performance from the lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead is gaining a lot of praise from the festivals it's appeared in.
The film also leads with Aaron Paul and they play a couple whose relationship and indeed their lives are based around getting, well, smashed all the time. So when life begins to give them warnings about their behaviour they decide to try and change.
It's here where the two characters start seeing the difficulties they face with others and themselves, and just how much their lives have been changed by drinking and other substance abuses. It's a big problem and it's good to see that it is being addressed in film, and not with a big studio film that fails to understand the issues and the real people behind them which, from the trailer and blurb, it looks like this film is trying to do.
Here is the blurb for Smashed:
Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter... and getting smashed. When Kate's partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, something's got to give. But change isn't exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she's been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with Charlie.
Now here's the trailer through TrailerAddict:
Looks interesting doesn't it?