Win Win (2011)

The Very Best

8.2

Movie

United States of America
English
Comedy, Drama, Family
2011
TOM MCCARTHY
Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale
106 min

What it's about

When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother retrieves him.

The take

Paul Giamatti knocks in out of the park in Win Win. The movie has so much humanity in it as well as a fantastic story that's rooted in normalcy. At last a movie about second chances that is anything but cheesy. The rhythm of the humor in this movie helps you move through the serious themes unscathed (for the most part). In sum, the jokes are spot-on and the acting is excellent.

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