Sundance has released the synopsis for Smashed which is as follows:
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.
Many films indulge the dramatic highs and lows of addiction. Refreshingly, Smashed is interested in the unglamorous middle path—what stumbling through recovery looks like. As Kate tests new boundaries and shoulders the consequences of her choices, this subtle story of imperfect transformation taps into truths about the challenges and losses intrinsic to living life honestly. Genuine performances and a grounded sense of place create an authentic, textured world where three-dimensional characters—neither all bad nor all good—occupy the uncomfortable grey zone of being human.
The screening schedule for the film during the Sundance Film Festival has also been posted:
Time Date Event Code Venue City 8:30 pm 1/22/2012 SMASH22LN Library Center Theatre Park City 9:30 pm 1/23/2012 SMASH23GN Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Salt Lake City 8:30 am 1/24/2012 SMASH24EM Egyptian Theatre Park City 11:30 am 1/25/2012 SMASH25LD Library Center Theatre Park City 3:30 pm 1/27/2012 SMASH27CA Eccles Theatre Park City
Also, Mary will be attending the New Beverly theater tonight in Los Angeles at midnight for a screening of Scott Pilgrim. If any pics come online, we’ll be sure to post them.