Smashed is a film about a young woman tackling her alcoholism head on, and dealing with the inevitable changes in her life that come from this. 

This was a film of two halves, literally and figuratively, for me at least.

The first half of the film i struggled with slightly, acting drunk might be one of the hardest things to do and I found this a little off putting, however as the film progressed I found myself engrossed with the characters.

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The journey of tackling alcoholism was undertaken well in this film, showing the quick downward spiral brought about by events and the difficult fight away and out of this.

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The characters developed well throughout the film and you really feel like you are on a journey with them, however initially i struggled to really recognise any of them and i think this is why it took me a while to get involved with the film. However by the end i felt really moved by this film and found myself really involved.

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Aaron Paul stood out for me in this movie and was responsible for leaving me a little misty eyed at the end, Octavia Spencer too puts in another great performance her warmth seemingly reaching past the screen. 

Smashed is released on 

Vicky Hinault