• Win Win (2011)

Win Win

Release Date: March 25th, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 23rd, 2011

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: Thomas McCarthy

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Next Wednesday Productions, Groundswell Productions

Keywords: 2010s , Wife , Underdog , Heartwarming , Transformation , Growing up , Daughter , Family , Competition , Rivalry , Charming ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Scott TobiasNPR

    All these characters make a beautiful mess together, even if McCarthy spends too much time tidying it up. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The same kind of keen, empathetic observations that made "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" so illuminating are at play here, too. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Think "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Little Miss Sunshine." In many ways, Win Win fits that mold, which should make it McCarthy's most broadly appealing movie to date. show more

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