Mary Elizabeth Winstead, "Smashed": Nothing against Denzel Washington in "Flight," who also does a terrific job of playing an alcoholic staring into the abyss. But if you want to compare third-act recovery-meeting speeches, Winstead's is better, truer and more touching than Washington's. — STEVE POND
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