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Wilson (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 March 2017 (USA)
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A lonely, neurotic, and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife, and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

Director:

Craig Johnson

Writers:

Daniel Clowes (graphic novel), Daniel Clowes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Wilson
Sandra Lee-Oian Thomas Sandra Lee-Oian Thomas ... Dog Lover (as Sandy Oian-Thomas)
Shaun J. Brown ... Laptop Man (as Shaun Brown)
James Robert Miller ... Bearded Man
Brett Gelman ... Robert
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Jodie
Judy Greer ... Shelly
Toussaint Morrison ... Diego
Andrew Hawtrey ... Commuter
Richard Ooms Richard Ooms ... Edwin (as Richard G. Ooms)
Shawn J. Hamilton ... Attendant (as Shawn Hamilton)
Tonita Castro ... Nanny
David Warshofsky ... Olsen
Lauren Weedman ... Cat Lady
Kimora Collins Kimora Collins ... Granddaughter
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Storyline

Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He's a people person See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$336,227, 26 March 2017

Gross USA:

$653,951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$848,646
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ad Hominem Enterprises See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several scenes were filmed at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility in St. Paul, Minnesota, which is a working correctional facility. While filming in the jail, Woody Harrelson asked for the air conditioning to be turned off. This request was denied due to the inconvenience that it would place on the officers, staff, and inmates of the facility. See more »

Quotes

Wilson: We all want people to love us for exactly who we are but that's not really possible in this world because we're just all too unbearable. You know, we gotta make the best of what we have.
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Connections

References Moby Dick (1956) See more »

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Carousel of Dreams
Written and Performed by Andrew Oye (as Andrew Patrick Oye)
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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A pleasant surprise
9 June 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a man who believes in human communication through conversation and physical interaction. People think he is a weirdo, but all he really wants is to connect with another soul, and be remembered by after he leaves the mortal world.

"Wilson" sounds like a silly and forgettable comedy, but it actually is way seller and thought provoking than it appears. It points out the fact that people being nice to each other unconditionally is a forgotten art, and even socially unacceptable in some circumstances. Wilson's deep desire to connect with others certainly connected and resonated with me, and I find myself reflecting upon the current state of human interaction in the modern world. The story is bittersweet, and I really enjoyed it. It's a pleasant and unexpected surprise.


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