Win Win details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Finise Avery, Paul Giamatti, Todd Fredericks, Amy Landecker, Bobby Cannavale, Melanie Lynskey, Margo Martindale, Burt Young, Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Ryan|
|Directors:||Tom McCarthy, Oliver Bokelberg, Thomas McCarthy|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Critic's Choice, February - Comedy, Recently Added|
|1hr 45 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Fans of Sideways will be just as impressed with Paul Giamatti's latest comedy-drama, Win Win.
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Winner WinnerBy RedDex (18 reviews) from Hampshire , 28 May 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]The trailer for Win Win doesnt do the film any justice. This isnt a film about wrestling at all, just as The Blind Side wasnt a film about football for example. It features wrestling sure, but it could be any sport and shouldnt put anybody off.
In a similar way as City Island, Win Win features a father hiding a secret from his family. And the similarities dont end there. Win Win is a great little film that hasnt been given a wide release and wont make much at the box office perhaps because of a lack of any real star appeal, but it is an under-rated, dark comedy drama featuring some great acting and a solid debut from Alex Shaffer as troubled Kyle.
As with the Blind Side, Win Win features a well intentioned adult mentoring a troubled youngster in a sometimes heart warming, sometimes brutally realistic tale. And theres enough in the story line to keep the audience interested to the end with the feeling that the lie might unravel at any moment.
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Good Film!!!By norman-dudette (5 reviews) from London , 19 Jun 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Loved. Loved. Loved. I watched this on box office and then had to rent it again to show my brother (who loved it too) I was afraid it would be a very slow film but it was funny and heart-warming. Would definitely recommend.
Genuinely funnyBy a customer , 04 Jun 2012I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie but I found it a genuinely funny and heart warming story that really made me thankful for what I have and made me wish I could be so generous to help someone in need.
I came for Giamatti, i left with so much more than GiamattiBy RosscoRossco (3 reviews) , 31 May 2012This film offered more than was expected. I have to say the only reason i added this to my rental list was because i am a big fan of Paul Giamatti but to say i only liked it because of Giamatti would be a terrible crime against this honest and touching film.
I dont think i even watched the trailer for 'Win Win', i only knew that Mr Giamatti's character was a wrestling coach which brought back memories of his sublime performance in Cinderella Man, i dont know quite what i expected the film to entail but i certainly was not expecting to be so moved and come away from viewing still thinking about it an hour later.
Young and unknown Alex Shaffer as the renegade kid 'Kyle' puts in a very intriguing performance, how can a character with such limited facial expressions and dialogue speak so much to all of us and have bags of personality which makes him such a likable character. It seems ironic that the only character who's heart is in the right place and the one who makes everyone see sense is this young man.
I personally loved what this film had to offer, a wide array of characters you could warm to including that of concerned and caring mother played by Amy Ryan. I would recommend this to everyone, im sure theres something everyone can relate to.
Everyone's a Winner BabyBy Robinski (180 reviews) from Glasgow , 27 May 2012We really should not be surprised anymore when Paul Giamatti delivers another winning performance in a movie that nobody has heard of, the man is a class act and elicits a heartfelt and tender reaction from his audience, whether he is at the centre of an insightful family drama such as this excellent story from Thomas McCarthy (first time director of the excellent Station Agent) or chewing up the scenery in his cameo in The Hangover Pt. II, where he was a welcome touch of class (and I enjoyed H pt. II). Win Win is every bit as delightfully oddball as Sideways, but places family rather than fraternity at its heart. Young Alex Shaffner's performance is wonderfully low key and makes the film, but it's well played all round and Giamatti is front and centre, and we root for him despite some questionable decisions because we know his heart is in the right place. Gently humorous and engaging from start to finish, highly recommended.
A great feel good filmBy haltny (4 reviews) , 11 May 2012I rented this film on a whim and I'm very glad I did. It's one of those heart warming tales of a teen that has problems and lands on his feet when he meets a lawyer representing his grandfather. There is a lot more to the film than that but I don't wish to spoil it, I will simply say rent this film, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.
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