Friday, May 30, 2014
2022 - Smashed
A cinematographer I know showed me part of this film as a visual reference for something and I'd wanted to see it ever since and was happy to see it on Netflix. It tells the story of an alcoholic couple and what happens when one of them tries to get better and the other just couldn't give a shit. Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a charmed performance and manages to keep her character human and likeable amidst all of the shit she puts herself through battling her addition. Paul is fantastic as the passive aggressive husband who, in theory, wants his wife to get better, but really doesn't want her to realize that she can get more out of this life. It's a really lovely and heartbreaking story. Check it out if you can!