Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
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
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 »
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 »
Win Win is one of those few comedy's that actually make sense and has a barbaric touch of honesty. Thomas McCarthy is officially a filmmaker to watch his fresh and hearty writing makes you want for more. Paul Giamatti is excellent as usual but in a different way, in a way we never saw him before. His character is extremely refined, his lines are cheerful and his acting is effervescent. Cynicism and eccentric acts are Au rendezvous; the supporting cast is amusing every detail is funny. On the whole the movie shines with Giammati's feisty lines and McCarthy's intelligent writing despite few low moments Win Win is a sure Win in comedy
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