"Smashed" movie quotes paint a portrait of a young couple who love life, each other and alcohol who are then torn apart when one decides to get clean and sober. The comedy-drama film, directed by James Ponsoldt, earned the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Film Producing at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was subsequently picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for a release date of October 12, 2012.
In "Smashed," Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Kate Hannah, an elementary school teacher married to music writer Charlie, portrayed by Aaron Paul. For the Hannahs, life is good. Both enjoy the company of one another, live music, laughter and drinking. Kate however finds her drinking becoming troublesome, especially when it interferes with her job and causes her to make outrageous decisions, like smoking crack, and vows to get clean.
At first, Charlie tries his best to be supportive but really doesn't see Kate's drinking as a problem which only complicates their relationship. Feeling alone and lost, Kate seeks support from a new friend from AA, Jenny (Octavia Spencer), but soon learns that her road to recovery includes repairing relationships with her mother (Mary Kay Place) and her coworkers (Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally) as well as complete honesty with herself and everyone else in her life.Praised by critics for its sobering look at alcoholism and stellar performance from Winstead, "Smashed" joins the fall 2012 movie season which also includes other blockbusters such as "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," "Here Comes the Boom," "The Paperboy," "Taken 2," "Frankenweenie," "Butter," "Won't Back Down," "Hotel Transylvania," and "Looper."
Dave: "Is everything, uh, okay, Mrs. Hannah?"
Kate: "I uh, I just feel really embarrassed but um, I feel a lot better and I wanted to thank you."
Dave: "I know you were drinking this morning. I saw you."
Kate: "What? No. No."
Dave: "Drinking when you're pregnant is really dangerous."
Kate: "I know that. I'm not actually pregnant. I'm just really hungover and the kids started asking questions and I throw up and I just..."
Dave: "Okay, that's not good."
Kate: "I know, I know, just please don't say anything."
Dave: "Just go home, get some sleep."
Kate: "Uh, I'm Kate... Um, I'm an alcoholic."
AA meeting attendees: "Hi Kate"
Kate: "I'm sorry. I don't mean to laugh, just those words are weird. Um, I guess I, I don't know if I'm an alcoholic. I just drink. I drink a lot and um I've always drank a lot. Everyone I know drinks a lot so I never really thought it was a problem but lately it kind of seems like it is so... I mean, I just want to be able to have a beer without it turning into 20 or wetting the bed. It just sort of seems like every time I drink something awful happens and um all the things that used to be funny aren't really funny anymore and things have gone from embarrassing to scary. So... So yeah, I'm kind of scared."
Kate: "I just, I just really liked your speech."
Jenny: "Oh, thank you, honey. All that dumb s*** happened so now I'm glad it's at least entertaining. What's your name?"
Kate: "Kate. This is my first time at one of these things, I mean this is the first time that I'm not wasted."
Jenny: "Yeah, I remember doing some of that myself."
Kate: "I'm sorry. I don't really know how this works. Could I get your number or... I don't know if I'll need it..."
Jenny: "Oh, yeah, yeah, of course. I'll be happy to explain it all to you and we can also just talk."
Kate: "I need to tell you something. Last night I ended up smoking crack. I think I need to slow down."
Charlie: "Yeah? I'll help you."