I’m supposed to see James Ponsoldt‘s Smashed at 6 pm at the Ryerson, and then attend a dinner for talent. Pic is about an elementary-school teacher who realizes she needs to get control and sober up. Word around town is that Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a stand-out, possibly award-worthy performance. Speaking as an ex-wine and vodka drinker who’s currently sober, there’s something in me that doesn’t want to see this. Is it because alcoholics are incredibly dull people to hang with?