"Is this annoying? Are you sure you're not sick of talking about movies?" I had just met someone who worked for a production company, someone who had seen everything from the indiest indie to the biggest blockbuster, and I suddenly realized that I was maybe bombarding him with movie questions. Perhaps he didn't want to spend an hour talking about the same thing he talked about all day. He assured me that it was fine and that he actually didn't get sick of these conversations. And so I proceeded. "What did you think of 'My Week With Marilyn'? Do I really have to see 'The Tree of Life'? What are your favorite movies of the year?" We began going over our lists, and I told him how much I adored 'Beginners' and 'Midnight in Paris.' I'd have to think about the rest, I said. Then I remembered something: "You know what else I loved? 'Win Win.' Actually, that must have been last year ..." He informed me it was not. In fact, 'Win Win' -- the charming Tom McCarthy movie starring Paul Giamatti -- came out in the spring of 2011. It just hasn't been getting any attention.
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