Excerpt: Win Win is one of those rare independent films that come along that get high praise but not enough exposure to become a huge success. Win Win features an excellent cast that takes this simple story of life's struggles from personal, professional and financial areas that we all can relate to. Paul Giamotti is fantastic as usual and everyone else from Jeffrey Tambor to Alex Shaffer bring this movie to life and reality. A definite winner to own!
Excerpt: Leuke, ongecompliceerde Amerikaanse komedie van Thomas McCarthy. De film is erg ontwapenend en slaagt erin luchtig te blijven niettegenstaande de soms zware problemen, die er in worden belicht. Aanrader binnen zijn genre...
Excerpt: Een 'must see' film als je van dramafilms met humor houdt. Het is niet het soort drama waar je zakdoekjes bij nodig hebt. Het gaat over de problemen van gewone Amerikanen. De humor is heerlijk droog en vooral de acteur Bobby Cannavale is erg grappig. Het acteerwerk is over de gehele linie erg goed. Een speelfilm zoals die hoort te zijn.
Excerpt: Eigenlijk weet je al bij de eerste scenes waar deze film naar toe gaat, maar toch blijft hij boeien. Dit is te danken aan de geestige 'lines', het voortreffelijke acteerwerk en de vaart die de regisseur erin weet te houden. Mike, een advocaat voor de kleine man en familievader, maakt dan weliswaar een vreselijke fout, maar toch blijf je sympathie voor hem voelen.
Excerpt: Equipment used for review: Sharp LC-46SB57UN 46″ 120Hz 1080p LCD (24fps), Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Receiver, Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1, & LG BH200 Super Blu Thomas McCarthy is fairly new to directing and I did enjoy his last film The Visitor so when I saw that Paul Giamitti stares as Mike Flaherty in McCarthy's new film Win Win I decided right then and there that I needed to see it.
Excerpt: Most of you who are reading this review probably have never heard of this movie. Don't feel bad I had not heard of it either until a buddy of mine alerted me to the fact the he bought it on Blu-Ray. That led to me investigating a little bit and found out a very little bit, I Love Paul Giamotti and I love movies about wrestling. That was enough for me to decide to check it out and boy am I glad I did.
Conclusion: On paper, this doesn't look very prepossessing at all - a sadsack lawyer sees the opportunity for some extra income by installing one of his clients in an old folks' home but is unprepared for the man's grandson showing up, looking for a place to stay. Misleadingly advertised as a sports movie (the grandson is a topnotch wrestler and yes, there is a sporting montage sequence), this is actually all about character and is filled with relatable, interesting ones at that,...
Summary: I can't help but feel that the official Flicks review is a bit cynical about this film. While the plot structure may not be completely original, I don't think the films suffers at all from this! It made for a satisfying watch, to see all the events unfold - and what I really liked about this film was the way I was compelled to care about the characters. I truly did care what happened to them! Lovely film, light and satisfying.