Paul Giamatti in ‘Win Win’ – Trailer
Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything
It’s often hard to like Paul Giamatti’s characters, but even harder to hate them, which works both for and against Tom McCarthy’s “Win Win,” a disappointing domestic comedy in which all but the audience get what they want. Giamatti plays morally confused New Jersey lawyer Mike Flaherty, whose decision to take on an elderly client’s guardianship causes all sorts of trouble once the old man’s family shows up. Fox Searchlight no doubt hopes it has another “Little Miss Sunshine” on its hands, though “Win Win’s” intermittently amusing, R-rated blend of caricature and farce lacks that dysfunctional clan’s popular appeal.
Paul Giamatti is one of my favorite actors and I’m looking forward to when ‘Win Win’ opens in theaters on March 18th.