Through a series of dubious decisions, a struggling lawyer has no choice but to take in a troubled youth. Paul Giamatti delivers a complex performance as a person beset by life on all sides.
Acclaimed director Tom McCarthy (THE VISITOR, THE STATION AGENT) once again explores the depths and nuances of human relationships in his new film about the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters. Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul 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. McCarthy’s deft touch with balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity is at play in WIN WIN.
“In spirit, and sheer joie de vivre, it’s everything the movie business should aspire to. WIN WIN exemplifies movies the way they oughtta be.” (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)
“Pure pleasure to experience. Written and directed by Tom McCarthy with an impeccable feel for off-center human comedy at its funniest and most heartfelt, its low-key qualities are so relaxed and unforced every moment feels like a gift.” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)