Win Win

In the game of life, you can't lose 'em all.


Win Win
A struggling lawyer sees a way out when an elderly client asks for help. He double-crosses him and starts pocketing his monthly maintenance cheque. However things get complicated when the old man's grandson arrives, and needs a place to stay. He ends up staying with the lawyer, which serves both their needs since the lawyer coaches the school wrestling team, and the kid just happens to be an expert wrestler. (sigh). The new kid helps motivate the team and things start looking up all around, before an unexpected surprise arrives.

105 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavele, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young, Melanie Lynskey, Alex Shaffer
Director
Thomas McCarthy
ScreenplayThomas McCarthy, from a short story by himself and Joe Tiboni
MusicLyle Workman
CinematographyOliver Bokelberg
EditingTom McArdle
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2011
Produced byEverest Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Groundswell Productions, Next Wednesday Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, comedy
LanguageModerate in context, not crude or abusive.
NudityBrief non-sexual nudity, comedic context
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate emotiona violence, in context
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemySome profanities
Drug abuseImplied drug abuse, in context
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
The Endependant quote iconAppearances are deceptive and the casting id brilliant
15
Die Burger
Amanda de Lange quote iconKomedie maak die hart warm, sonder stroperigheid
15
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconDelicate strokes, fine acting
15
Box Office
Pam Grady quote iconWith witty and believable dialogue, a situation that's both funny and sad, and a group of actors that sink into their roles, this is McCarthy's best film yet. Once again, he proves that he is a writer with a grasp of character and story, a warm-hearted, generous chronicler of human connection. With his latest, he certainly got the title right.
20
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconI'm happy I saw Win Win. It would have been possible to be happier.
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconIf Win Win’s greatest strength is the shapeliness of its script, that same sense of literary roundness is also its most nagging limitation.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThis movie wins you over, head and heart, without cheating. It's just about perfect.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIt might not sound like much on paper or a one line summary of the plot, but it's a tremendous examination of the human condition and, so far, the best movie of 2011.
16
Metacritic.com
34 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
145 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconRich, wonderful characters and strong performances populate Win Win, with writer/director Thomas McCarthy continuing to emerge as a great American humanist.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
Movie Review Intelligence
42 critics
16

What the People say

Internet
2515 Netizens quote iconAn All Too Winning Formula
15

Average .. 79%

16

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