Mary Elizabeth Winstead, James Ponsoldt 'Smashed' TIFF 2012

Director James Ponsoldt and his star Mary Elizabeth Winstead on their new comedy about a married couple whose love for alcohol gets pushed to the limits when the wife (Winstead) decides to get sober. "We didn't want to make a story where we abuse a character and treat her as the other and then make the audience feel pity for her because that just sounds like a Scared Straight movie of the week," Ponsoldt says. "That I find boring. I don't like message films; I like stories I like to hang out in. I like to laugh and feel like I can relate to the characters."

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