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Mary Elizabeth Winstead 'stretched' in Smashed

A low-budget independent film about an elementary schoolteacher with a drinking problem is being tipped as a potential awards contender.

The BBC's Neil Smith spoke to the film's leading lady Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Kate, a young wife who seeks help from Alcoholics Anonymous.

Winstead said the role in Smashed stretched her beyond her own perceived limitations of her acting career.

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