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Paul Giamatti headlines writer/director Tom McCarthy's comedy drama centering on a beleaguered attorney and part-time wrestling coach who schemes to keep his practice from going under by acting as the legal caretaker of an elderly client. Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) thinks he has discovered the perfect loophole to keep his practice in business. But his brilliant plan hits an unexpected hitch when his client's troubled grandson shows up looking for a place to stay. With his home life in turmoil and both of his careers in jeopardy, Mike quickly realizes that he'll have to get creative… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

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"The rare, humanist beauty of Win Win is that none of its characters is a caricature, none of its plot twists a blatant play for tears or laughs, none of its appeal based on some mythical lowest common denominator."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"In the end the film stacks up just this side of twee, as the sort of quirky fare that's passably entertaining without ever offering anything real or remarkable."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"WIN WIN makes Tom McCarthy three-for-three. Grabbing the affection from the audience is what he wants, and dear reader, he can't lose."
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
"McCarthy has found his emotional sweet spot, a gentle and complex story to set it in and the perfect title for it.""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"One of the ten best films of 2011."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"What's just delightful about this wittily observed and touchingly truthful affair is the fact it offers consistently sherbety entertainment in the moment but ultimately holds to its purpose of saying something useful and genuine about real lives."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"[McCarthy's] writing reflects a wariness of human nature but he's not cynical; indeed, the story wraps up with a tenderness that feels true but completely without mush."
‑ Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
"McCarthy understands the thrill of incontrovertible victory and our primal lust for it."
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
""Win Win" continues McCarthy's streak of bringing realistic characters and realistic situations to life on the screen. He has clearly shown his talent for writing and directing, making him one of those directors to watch out for."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Win Win is worth a look look. As indie dramedies go, it's a good one."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Giamatti excels as the weak-kneed Mike, nicely working his gift for inner conflict and outer bumbling. As his wife, Amy Ryan is a ballast of unflinching moral certitude."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Win Win is a winner all the way."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A thoughtful study of relationships and family dynamics, Win Win wrestles the competition to the ground."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"There's a real earnestness to the proceedings: if someone had relayed the setup to me via email or over cocktails, I would have bet heavily that we'd be looking at a sappy mess of clichés."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Going down for a short count"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
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