Smashed script
Smashed (2012)
Synopsis: Smashed is a 2012 American drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Ponsoldt and Susan Burke, and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul. Winstead and Paul play a married couple, Kate and Charlie Hannah, both alcoholics. After a series of embarrassing incidents caused by her drinking habit, Kate decides to get sober with the help of a coworker and a sponsor from Alcoholics Anonymous.

KATE:

(taken aback)

Um...sure.

7.

FREDA:

Good.

(whispers)

Hey, I’m not really okay.

Oh...

KATE:

FREDA:

My bitch sister just took off andleft me here so she could hook upwith some asshole. Now what am I

supposed to do? Huh? I don’t have acar here.

KATE:

I guess I could...

FREDA:

You’ll give me a ride? Oh my god!

Thank you!

Freda gets up quickly -- and almost falls over. *

KATE:

I was gonna say “call you a cab,”

‘cause, you know --I don’t evenknow you.

FREDA:

It’s not far. Please? Pretty

please...?

Kate looks dismayed. Not sure what to do.

CUT TO:

3 INT./EXT. SUBARU (MOVING) - NIGHT 3 *

The car passes through Chinatown on its way downtown. *

Kate drives with Freda in the passenger seat. Freda glancesdown at the floor and notices a FLASK. *

FREDA:

You know, you shouldn’t drink and

drive.

KATE:

I wasn’t -FREDA

Just kidding. Can I have a sip?

8.

Kate’s speechless.

FREDA (CONT’D)

I’m really thirsty.

KATE:

It’s, uh...whiskey.

FREDA:

Fuck yeah, it’s whiskey! I love

whiskey. You’re the real thing,

huh? A hardcore drinking bitch like

me!

Freda takes a swig from Kate’s flask.

KATE:

I don’t know. No.

FREDA:

Can I smoke in your car?

KATE:

(slightly annoyed)

Okay, fine -- go ahead. Can you

just roll down the window?

FREDA:

Of course -- I’m not uncivilized.

Freda takes out a -

--CRACK PIPE and lights it, deeply inhaling crack smoke.

KATE:

(in disbelief)

WHOA!

Kate immediately pulls the car over.

KATE (CONT’D)

Not what I thought you meant.

FREDA:

Want a hit?

KATE:

No, I...is that pot?

FREDA:

(as though it’s a

ridiculous question)

Of course not! What do I look like?

A stoner?

(MORE)

9.

FREDA (CONT'D)

(beat)

It’s crack.

KATE:

Oh, shit! No...no thank you.

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James Ponsoldt

James Adam Ponsoldt is an American film director, actor and screenwriter, now based in Los Angeles. He directed the drama films Off the Black and Smashed, the romantic comedy-drama The Spectacular Now, and the drama The End of the Tour. more…

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