Win Win - Review

Win Win, Paul Giamatti | PEP TALK Paul Giamatti and Alex Shaffer in Win Win

In the movies of writer-director Tom McCarthy (The VisitorThe Station Agent), characters from different worlds are thrown together, and they bump and jostle one another, but they also need one another, so they end up forming new kinds of families. Is that a humane vision, or is it the formula for a long-running sweet-and-sour sitcom? In McCarthy's work, it's often a bit of both, yet in Win Win he's a craftsman at the top of his patchwork-community game. The film is rooted in the economic distress that inspires Mike (Paul Giamatti), a husband and father with a faltering New Jersey law practice, to sign on as the guardian of a client (Burt Young) who is slipping into dementia. Read More...

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