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Win Win (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  20 May 2011 (UK)
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A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.

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Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£155,463 (UK) (20 May 2011)

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$10,179,275 (USA) (15 July 2011)
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Trivia

Alex Shaffer was indeed the New Jersey state high school wrestling champion the year before the film was made. However, he had to quit the sport due to a back injury. See more »

Goofs

When the team is on the bus heading to a match, they are going from their school in NJ to another school in NJ. However, the shot of the road they are driving down is in Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY (one of the admitted locations where the movie was filmed). In traveling from one school in NJ to another school in NJ, there would be absolutely no reason to pass through LI. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Flaherty: Does she even know you're here?
Kyle: My mom? She doesn't care about me.
Jackie Flaherty: How do you know? She's probably worried sick and doesn't know how to reach you.
Kyle: [holding up his cell phone] She could've called, right?
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Gladiator March
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Will be one of the best movies of the year as this year ends.
10 June 2011 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Paul Giamatti headlines writer/director Tom McCarthy's comedy drama centering on a beleaguered attorney and part-time wrestling coach who schemes to keep his practice from going under by acting as the legal caretaker of an elderly client. Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) thinks he has discovered the perfect loophole to keep his practice in business. But his brilliant plan hits an unexpected hitch when his client's troubled grandson shows up looking for a place to stay. With his home life in turmoil and both of his careers in jeopardy, Mike quickly realizes that he'll have to get creative in order to find a way out of his current predicament.

OK seriously, i am now a full on Paul Giamatti's Fan, i really like his choice of movies. well this is an indie movie, i really like indie movies. and it is a very good one. seeing it getting very good reviews i became quite curious to watch this movie and i saw it today and wow what a movie it was, truly a really touch heartwarming movie with a bit of humor and sports.

as i started watching this movie, i wasn't sure i gonna like it but it just grew on me and i started to like it very much. i must say this movie will stay with me for as long as i remember. one of the best movies of this year. it is not much slow paced movie as people think.

Screenplay is the best quality of this movie and i wish it gets a Nomination for it in Oscars really well written. superbly written actually. story is different and good about Mike who is a lawyer and a part time wrestling coach and has shown in a different way unlike any other clichéd Hollywood lawyer figure. story is really different. good cinematography, good editing. nice score to it. Direction is very good too by the actor Tom McCarthy who directed The Visitor.

Starring Paul Giamatti who performed really well as always, Alex Shaffer as Kyle and Bobby Cannavale as Terry were good supporting cast. other actors are Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey , Burt Young , Margo Martindale , David Thompson. good performances.

this is such an perfect movie with climax that gets really emotional but it has some comedy thrown here and there that really fits in. its heart touching heart warming movie. Win Win is a winner all the way, two thumbs up. Must Watch for Indie fans.


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