Win Win

Win Win

DVD - 2011
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"A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he's double-crossed comes into his life"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2011.
Branch Call Number: FIC Win
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Gagnant-gagnant [DVD]

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 19, 2016

Has its flaws, but mostly a very lovable, feel-good movie. I love the acting and dynamic between the buddies Paul Giamatti and Bobby Cannavale

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franna
Mar 13, 2016

Almost didn't watch the whole thing because what the main character did was just so horrible and I didn't think I could ever forgive him myself. The kid was endearing, tho, so i did watch till the end and am glad I did. Still, it was painful to watch.

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Punnoval
Feb 20, 2016

If you're a fan of the 50's TV series "Father Knows Best" this one's for you. If you want to see a good movie about wrestling see "Foxcatcher"

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docjnsuss
Mar 28, 2013

Be prepared to be entertained by this excellent comedy drama. An attorney with financial problems hopes to alleviate his financial woes by becoming the guardian of an elderly client. The client's daughter cannot be located but her son unexpectedly shows up in town. Mike Flaherty and his family decide to have the teenage boy live in their home. To make ends meet Mike also coaches the local high school wrestling team. It turns out the teenage boy is a champion wrestler who could possibly turn the school's program around. With the income from being a guardian as well as a champion wrestler on his team Mike is in a win-win situation. That is until the teenage boy's mother turns up.

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neonkc
Dec 21, 2012

very good

dgr Dec 21, 2012

"Win Win" is an interesting look at a man under pressure who is, stereotypically, unable to communicate with his oblivious wife.

The character of the young wrestler is an interesting one in that he is a catalyst for positive change rather than your typical "youth in need", which he appears to be.

A funny moment with some mild, complicated violence, this film is well done, complex and inspiring.

It would have been nice to know how the young kid acquired his unusual social skills but they were interesting to see anyway- a smart male character.

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uncommonreader
Nov 05, 2012

A little too sweet.

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sdelao
Oct 27, 2012

Loved it!! Paul Giamatti is simply outstanding. Recommend!

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jquickmsw
Oct 24, 2012

Five stars, easily. In no way is this a "Karate Kid"copy -- although I suppose, if you were only looking at superficial plot lines, you might say so. It's wonderfully acted, there are no cardboard characters, and you come away feeling good. Hard to beat that.

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tauseef365
Oct 18, 2012

This was a thoroughly enjoyable film that stays with you long after the credits. Very well made, it was good enough to make me forget "Cold Souls", which is the worst movie I've ever seen Paul Giamatti in. Believe me, that's saying something.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

Jackie Flaherty: I wanna go to Ohio and beat the crap out of his mom.
Mike Flaherty: Oh, come on.
Jackie Flaherty: No, I do. I want to beat the crap out of her and her stupid boyfriend.
Mike Flaherty: Oh, okay.
Jackie Flaherty: I'm serious.
Mike Flaherty: I know you are. I just-I just don't think beating the crap out of everybody is the best solution, that's all.
Jackie Flaherty: It feels like it.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

Stemler: Yo, what up, Pancake?
Wrestler#2: Shut the hell up, Chewbacca!

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

Abby: Mommy? Where's Daddy?
Jackie Flaherty: He's running.
Abby: From what?

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he's double-crossed comes into his life.

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