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Win Win (2011)
« on: July 12, 2012, 08:58:40 pm »

What a great movie Win Win turned out to be. I have heard nothing but great things from a lot of sources and they all sold me on it. Going into the movie I knew nothing about it. Even after hearing all these glowing reviews, I purposely avoided the trailer. I just didn't want to know anything other than "it's a great film". That's it. That's all I knew about it other than Amy Ryan, who I have been in love with ever since her turn on The Office's Goodbye, Toby. The other person I knew was in Win Win was Paul Giamatti from Shoot 'Em Up.

But there is actually a bigger cast then just these two cats and a really good one at that. It's a wonderful cast with Jeffery Tambor, Bobby Cannavale, Burt Young, Melanie Lynskey and Margo Martindale from Dexter who each bring something good to their roles. But it was Alex Shaffer as wrestling phenom Kyle Timmons that steals the movie. I've never seen or heard of him till now, but he did a great job and should have a long career in Hollywood.

Win Win is both funny and heartbreaking at times. The laughs comes from situational comedy and heartbreak comes from a family who's live change with a chance encounter with Kyle and make each other stronger for knowing one another. The script for this one is smart and witty and feels very real. There is nothing in the film that I would say needed to be cut. It's a great little indie film that I actually would want to see more of as far as sequels are concerned. Won't happen. But still.....

I highly recommend this as a Rent. But for me, this is definitely a must-Buy to add to my personal DVD Library.

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Amy Ryan is in the movie!!!!!!
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Re: Win Win (2011)
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 09:18:13 pm »
The Totally Rad Show : Win Win | Indie Comedy Movie Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxdV831YBNo

I just watched their review and they basically reiterated my sentiments on Win Win. One of the rare moments they get a review right. Go get this movie!
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Re: Win Win (2011)
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 09:30:53 am »
It is a great movie. Loved the characters. Loved the story.
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Re: Win Win (2011)
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 11:10:32 pm »
The National - Think You Can Wait

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2psTO8EurH0

Great  f u c k i n g  song.
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Re: Win Win (2011)
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 11:23:04 pm »
The National - Think You Can Wait (From Soundtrack)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psPGarXsVKQ

The song as it should be heard, without the bloopers and outtakes from their music video. This sounds better and the feeling comes across much better here.
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