» Reviews: Win Win

Nathan Schwartz

|    Thursday, September 29, 2011

  • Director: Thomas McCarthy
  • Producer: Lisa Maria Falcone, Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski
  • Writer: Thomas McCarthy
  • Starring: Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young
  • Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Running Time: 106 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

Win Win was a simple, yet sweet, yarn, with some respectable acting and humor. The only problems I noticed were that some of the plot elements that were asserted earlier on in the film seemed to vanish almost completely. For example, Paul Giamatti’s financial issues, which were emphasized at the beginning, disappeared from the story until the end. Also, somewhere early on we learn about his stress related condition that wasn’t mentioned once afterwards. However, aside from issues of that variety, this film had enough charm, insight and vitality that I was able to remain involved, and decently entertained, throughout.

Verdict: Rent It

 

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