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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.

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Craig Johnson

Writers:

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

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Derek Cianfrance was at one point attached to direct the film before dropping out to direct The Light Between Oceans (2016). 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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References Moby Dick (1956) See more »

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Clowning Around
Written and Performed by Matt Hirt
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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A rare gem of a comedy these days
28 May 2017 | by kieranmtwilliamsonSee all my reviews

Don't let the negative reviews put you off. I really can't understand what people have against this comedy, it is quite a breath of fresh air since comedy has changed so much in recent years and has become quite lazy.

This is a movie you really have to give a chance. These days if you find it hard to come across a new comedy movie you actually like, this movie had me laughing at more scenes than not. If you feel these days like comedy movies have lost something, like the set up of jokes and lines that are actually smart and funny then this might be the movie for you. If you like satire, sarcastic type humour that pokes fun at today's society and you are not too sensitive to swearing, you will enjoy it.

The plot is simple, but put across in heartfelt yet hysterical way. Wilson is a very blunt lonely man who has fell out of place in today's society, largely down to the fact he is a bit of a technophobe when it comes to computers and smart phones. He prefers good old fashioned human contact and he yearns for it throughout. All he wants is a regular family, which thanks to his ex wife he missed the chance on having years ago.

I'd say the movie seems to be more put towards a British audience with the style of humour, its cracks at religion and the world today and even the strong language used throughout but used intelligently.

The only reason I haven't give this movie a higher rating is due to the rather rushed ending it had. Otherwise I'd have given it a ten.


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Country:

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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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Ad Hominem Enterprises See more »
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1.85 : 1
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