See if you can spot Chris Evans.
Alcoholism on film is a difficult subject and more often than not we are presented with characters whose lives feel million miles away from our own. Smashed is a film that presents you with something more refreshing, a hard look at how easy it is to go from being a Friday night drinker to a hopeless drunk. With some lively dialogue and great performances somehow Smashed manages to drunkenly stumble pass the emotional connection and leaves you feeling a tad hungover by the end.
Why doesn’t someone put Ricky Gervais in a silent film?
Look, racism is bad, no matter what you say. We’re treading familiar ground with this well-coiffed and rather saccharine exploration of 60s Mississippi, but lovely performances and brisk plotting just about make The Help worth a watch. A word of warning: you’ll want fried chicken after. No-one said you’d feel good about that.