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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
Sandy Oian-Thomas ... Dog Lover
Shaun Brown ... Laptop Man
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

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vilson See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$336,227, 24 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$652,997, 14 April 2017
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Company Credits

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Ad Hominem Enterprises See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film being advertised at the theater, Umberto D. (1952), is a drama about the disadvantages of an elderly man and his dog, semi-similar to this film. 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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Wilson (2017) See more »

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Circus Waves
Written and Performed by Stephan Sechi
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Nice Dramadey
18 May 2017 | by whitemanfromtowneSee all my reviews

Not sure why this movie would even be considered a comedy, when in fact it had a very surreal flow to the story. I love movies like this because in the world in my head, I would love to be unfiltered like Woody was, with a heart of gold and speak my mind and, not have to worry about how other people my feel. Especially with my dickhead employer. For me this was a nice dramadey, and I don't agree with the other reviews about Harrelson not be able to save this film. In my opinion I loved his character and the rest of the cast. For a man to find out he has a child giving up to adoption and then trying to build a relationship with her, and for the child not to have a built up resentment towards their biological parents, is a very powerful message of relationship on the big screen. I have a on going visitation battle right now with my ex-wife from hell, and I swear, I'm fighting everyday to keep the relationship between me and my daughter alive. So to all you reviewers who didn't like Woody's role. I'm sorry this movie spoke volume to me. And to all you mothers and fathers out there that are not in your child's life they way you should be, Its time to really step up and man up....Great film


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