Mary Elizabeth Winstead was, quite honestly, one of the best things about SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. She showed an intense vulnerability that added a dimension to a character which could have come off as merely your everyday manic pixie dream girl. And Ms. Winstead continues to show her impressive chops in the film SMASHED as an alcoholic, directed by James Ponsoldt. Also starring Aaron Paul, this superb drama, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize, makes its way to Blu-ray on March 12th, 2013.
Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and alcohol…especially the latter. When Kateʼs drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is put in jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. With the help of her friend and sponsor Jenny, and the vice principal at her school, the awkward, but well-intentioned Mr. Davies, Kate takes steps toward improving her health and life. Sobriety isnʼt as easy as Kate had anticipated. Her new lifestyle forces her to confront a troubling relationship with her mother, as well as the necessity of facing the lies sheʼs told her employer. She also must question whether or not her relationship with Charlie is built on love or is just a boozy diversion from adulthood.
Blu-ray & DVD Special Features include:
- Commentary with Director James Ponsoldt & Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead
- Deleted Scenes
- Two Featurettes:
o Making Smashed
o Toronto Film Festival Red Carpet and Q&A