What happens when your beloved spouse gets sober but you don't have any plans to? That's the question that Smashed deals with. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Aaron Paul play Kate and Charlie, a young husband and wife whose lives are forced into a new direction when Kate realizes her partying has gotten out of control. Charlie wants to be supportive, but support takes on a new meaning when Kate tells him she'd prefer if he didn't drink either. Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place, and Octavia Spencer all costar in the drama.
Watching this trailer, I'm reminded of similar stories of sobriety like 2000's 28 Days and 2008's Rachel Getting Married. This one, however, deals with the very tender dynamic of a husband and wife relationship. I can't think of someone to better pull off this role than Paul, who I've been hoping would use his hiatuses from Breaking Bad to do some feature film work. Smashed performed well with critics at Sundance and it also showed at the Toronto International Film Festival, but you can see it when it comes out in theaters on Oct. 12. Watch the trailer when you read more.