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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) is a struggling, though not overly ambitious, lawyer. As the court-appointed attorney of Leo Poplar (Burt Young), an old man afflicted with dementia, Mike sees an opportunity to take things easy for awhile by volunteering to become Leo's legal guardian and thereby gain control of the man's monthly stipend. The unexpected arrival of Leo's grandson complicates Mike's plans, until he learns that the youth is a champion wrestler who can help the team Mike coaches.

Cast: Paul Giamatti , Amy Ryan , Bobby Cannavale , Jeffrey Tambor , Burt Young , Melanie Lynskey , Alex Shaffer , Margo Martindale

Director: Tom McCarthy

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Win Win (2011)

Release Date: January 21st, 2011|1 hr. 46 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 19 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This movie wins you over, head and heart, without cheating. It's just about perfect. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The effect is an endearing and plainspoken clarity that stops just short of naturalism; the people in his movies don't seem real, exactly, but we end up caring about them as though they were. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The story feels believable as a witty chronicle of human behavior, in contrast with the self-consciously satirical style of some indie films and the far-fetched heroics of big studio fare. show more

  • September 04, 2012 normtend
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    the actors really brought their charectors to life!

  • May 26, 2011 py00000000090214
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    This was a real surprise, I really enjoyed this movie. Hard to believe that the theaters are dropping this movie, and keep playing some of the other crap out there.

  • May 13, 2011 hhirock
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    What a delightful little movie this was. I enjoyed it very much. The entire cast was fantastic. This is what you call a SLEEPER. I hope word of mouth gets this file a larger audience.

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Why Isn't Anyone Talking About 'Win Win'?

Posted by
Lori Fradkin on Dec 22nd, 2011 1:20PM

"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...

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of August 23: 'Win Win,' 'TrollHunter' and 'The Beaver'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Aug 23rd, 2011 9:00AM

What a mixed bag of releases we have this week. First off there's a kinda-sports comedy, 'Win-Win,' revolving around a struggling attorney who coaches the local high school wrestling team and...

Exclusive 'Win Win' Clip: Paul Giamatti Schemes (Video)

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Mar 10th, 2011 2:40PM

After premiering at Sundance to rave reviews, audiences have been eagerly anticipating the release of the indie comedy 'Win Win,' starring America's favorite schlubby character actor Paul...

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