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Win Win

Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) is a stressed out, financially failing lawyer who is trying to earn a little extra cash by coaching the high school wrestling team. When the runaway grandson (Alex Shaffer) of a client shows up on his doorstep, he ends up with an extra mouth to feed -- but perhaps also with a star athlete for the struggling school team. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 18 Mar 2011
Video Release: 23 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: R
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Win Win is rated R: for language.

Director: Thomas McCarthy
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Alex Shaffer. Melanie Lynskey
Studio: 2010 Fox Searchlight Pictures
Website: Official site for Win Win.

Detailed Review

Tom McCarthy possesses an extensive acting resume, having starred in films like Fair Game, The Lovely Bones, 2012, Duplicity, Syriana, Good Night and Good… 
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Why Is Win Win Rated R?

Violence: A teen character pushes a woman onto a bed and holds his hand over… 
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Mike gets after his six-year-old daughter for swearing even though he and his wife do… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Along with this film, Thomas McCarthy wrote and directed The Visitor. Paul Giamatti can… 
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