With a highly acclaimed performance from Mary Elizabeth Winstead, this is a warm and poignant tale of a hard- drinking woman who decides to get sober after one too many late nights.
Kate is a busy schoolteacher who works hard by day and plays even harder at night. Together with her loving and equally hard-drinking husband Charlie, the weekends and nights blur past in a warm, fun-filled haze of booze. But when she starts waking up in strange places and brings the effects of her addiction to the classroom, she realizes that it’s time to clean up her act. With a sharp and witty script, director James Ponsoldt manages to keep a positive, life-affirming hold on the story and allows Mary Elizabeth Winstead to shine as a woman torn between a warm, loving but alcohol-fuelled past and a tough dry future.
Special Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival.