Paul Giamatti stars as a schlub again, but this time wrestling is involved. With Win Win, director Tom McCarthy (The Visitor) “explores the depths and nuances of human relationships in a film about the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters.” Sounds like the stuff any decent movie should have. If you want to pack ‘em in, mention more half-nelsons in the synopsis, Apple.
Giamatti plays a down on his luck attorney and high school wrestling coach who finds star athlete potential in a drug addict’s abandoned son. Cue the heart warming nuances. Now cue the junkie mother returning to eff up a good thing. Damn these depths and allegiances that are so thoroughly explored! You make me want to be a better man. Or exploit a kid who doesn’t know any better.