'Smashed' shows a realistic recovery, with revelation
'Smashed' has some powerful moments but is mostly superficial.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a functioning alcoholic first-grade teacher whose downward spiral is checked by a 12-step program that her equally sozzled husband (Aaron Paul) disdains.
The movie has some powerful moments, but it’s mostly superficial.
Grade: B (Rated R for alcohol abuse, language, some sexual content, and brief drug use.)