September 4, 2011

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Win Win DVD review

There Are No Losers as Two Down and Out Guys Wrestle Their Way to Happiness in WIN WIN on Blu-ray & DVD
This film is rated R and for adult eyes only

Laugh, cry and win with the hit WIN WIN from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. WIN WIN is not just another sports movie; the unconventionally uplifting film combines action on the mat with the hilarious highs and heartbreaking lows of a new kind of family. Indie film writer-director Tom McCarthy (The Visitor) guides a celebrated cast including Academy Award® nominees Paul Giamatti (Sideways, “John Adams”), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and high school wrestling star and newcomer Alex Shaffer in this quirky coming-of-age tale.

Academy Award® Nominee Paul Giamatti* stars as a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high-school wrestling coach who takes us on a brilliantly heartfelt journey through the game of life...where you can't lose ’em all. When Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) comes across a teenage runaway who also happens to be a champion wrestler, Mike’s luck turns around in spectacular fashion. But his win-win situation soon becomes more complicated than he ever imagined when the boy’s family affairs come into play. Co-starring Oscar® Nominee Amy Ryan** and directed by Oscar® Nominee Tom McCarthy†, this touching and funny comedy will leave you cheering.

WIN WIN also highlights the critically-acclaimed performances of Bobby Cannavale (Sex and the City, “Third Watch”), Burt Young (Rocky), and Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development,” The Hangover).

WIN WIN Blu-ray and DVD Features:
Deleted Scenes

Mike Meets with Mrs. Tedesco

Family and Leo Drive to Courthouse

Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni discuss WIN WIN
David Thompson at Sundance 2011
In Conversation with Tom McCarthy and Paul Giamatti at Sundance 2011
“Think You Can Wait” Music Video by The National

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Check out Win Win’ Grocery List of nutritional options that your can easily print and use in your own grocery store runs. It’s a fun checklist that can be filled in but also gives some nutritional suggestions for each section of the food pyramid. In the movie, Jackie Flaherty (Amy Ryan) takes Kyle (Alex Shaffer) to the grocery store so he can pick up some items for his grandpa. This outing also bonded the two a little closer as Kyle had never had a real mother figure in his life until then.

This film is the is rated R and for adult eyes only, but it is a great flick!  If you can get passed the language, then this is a great film with a great storyline.  The cast is awesome!   I am a Paul Giamatti fan, he plays in such great films, that once I saw he was in this film, I knew it had to be good!   The story focuses around lawyer, Mike Flaherty, who is struggling financially to support his wife and two daughters.  He takes in a teenage runaway he learns what is really important....

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