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Win Win (2011)

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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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Eleanor
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Stemler (as David Thompson)
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Jimmy Reed
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Storyline

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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15 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gagnant gagnant  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$464,420, 25 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,179,275, 17 July 2011
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Trivia

New Providence High School in New Providence, New Jersey is featured in the film which happens to be co-writer Tom McCarthy's alma mater. See more »

Goofs

Mario's Pizzeria is a Long Island chain pizzeria and has no presence in New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Flaherty: I wanna go to Ohio and beat the crap out of his mom.
Mike Flaherty: Okay, come on.
Jackie Flaherty: No, I do. I want to beat the crap out of her and her stupid boyfriend.
Mike Flaherty: Okay.
Jackie Flaherty: I'm serious.
Mike Flaherty: I know you are. I just... I don't think that beating the crap out of everybody is the best solution, that's all.
Jackie Flaherty: It feels like it.
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Features M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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Gladiator March
Traditional
Arranged by Marco Beltrami
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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A Charming film about Love, Family, and Wrestling
15 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Win Win is a charming delightful film about an ordinary family dealing with the struggles of everyday life. Writer/Director Tom McCarthy should be commended for his excellent work. Paul Giamatti – a true everyman actor – delivers a wonderful performance as a lawyer and wrestling coach struggling with the challenges of family and money in New Jersey. In the process of taking guardianship for an elderly client Giamatti's character, Mike Flaherty, becomes enmeshed in the old man's family when the old man's grandson shows up literally on his front doorstep. The teenager turns out to be an incredible wrestler, which is a great asset to Mike's awful wrestling team. And then things begin to get complicated. Giamatti specializes in bringing forth flawed characters that are delightfully human. This is a funny, sweet film that combines comedy and drama. Win Win also reminds us that family goes well beyond blood relatives; family is the constantly evolving circle of people that we love and care about. I literally walked out of theater just feeling much better than when I walked in. That has to be one of the best ways to judge any film.


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