Win Win (2011) Movie Reviews

Win Win (2011)

Win Win (2011)

Release Date: Jan 21, 2011

Genre: Comedy

Rating: (R)

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  • 4
    This is a comedy about a family that shelters a troubled but talented teenager in their house. I really enjoyed watching this comedy because it was a bout real people and real life situations, none of gross childish humor and the acing in the film was great. In my opinion director Tom McCarthy did a really good job with this film and I wish more comedies like that were made. Paul Giamatti is excellent as usual and I truly believed his character and Amy Ryan was brilliant as well, they had a great chemistry together. A young actor Alex Shaffer was absolutely awesome and i do believe that the kid will do very well in this business. Overall, this film is a win win situation for the viewer.
  • 5
    Paul Giamatti stars in Win Win, a comedy directed by Tom McCarthy. I have never heard of Tom McCarthy before but Paul Giamatti is one of my favorite actors. He plays Mike Flaherty, a down on his luck lawyer and high school wrestling coach who is trying to support his family but not doing a great job. He is looking for ways to make more money when he stumbles on an old man (his client) who is about to become a ward of the state. Instead, he steps up and tells the courts that he will become the old man’s legal guardian. Instead of doing this, he puts him in a nursing home. This is where the movie gets really funny. I really loved this film because although it had some sad points, the movie was mostly happy and hilarious and left me with a good feeling. I will suggest thins film to anyone, and I will probably end up seeing it again.
  • 5
    Win Win is a comedy released at Sundance, directed by Tom McCarthy. This movie I would probably relate to Little Miss Sunshine. It is a low budget film that left me full of warmth and was funny throughout the film just like Little Miss Sunshine. The acting performance were amazing as well, with one of my favorite actors (Paul Giamatti) having one of the best performances in the film. Paul’s character is a struggling attorney and high-school wrestling coach who is having trouble supporting his family and making ends meat. Mike (Paul’s character) decides to take up an old man’s case, not out of the goodness of his heart but rather for the paycheck at the end of each month. Mike does some shady things instead of doing the best thing for the old man and this drives the storyline. The comedy comes from his scam hitting a snag. I won’t go too much into the film’s story but suffice to say it was funny throughout the entire movie. This movie is definitely a “win win” for it’s viewers.
  • 5
    I really liked this film directed by Jaap Van Heusden and starring Oscar Van Rompay. It is a story about a 24 year old Ivan, who is incredibly good with numbers. Ivan’s employer Cahen & Greenson notice his talent and soon enoughIvan is making eight digit profits and find himself living the high life. His success comes with the price as he becomes obsessed with the stock market and can no longer sleep. Ivan wonders through the streets of Amsterdam (what a beautiful city) and his mental state of mind is breaking down. Ivan isolates himself from the rest of the world and after a co-worker commits suicide, Ivan realizes he needs to make drastic changes. He leaves Cahen & Greenson in order to have a healthy and happy life. I liked that the director portrayed a stock broker in a sympathetic light. Oscar Vn Rompay plays Ivan perfectly and makes the character so quirky and lovable that you find yourself rooting for the guy throughout the film. Visually the movie is superb and the environment of Win Win is very modern, cold and unforgivable. I have been in Amsterdam couple of times and I absolutely love the city, however I have not seen the financial district- the Zuidas, and I was surprised to see how cold it looks. Overall, the movie was really good and I highly recommend seeing this film.

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