Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Win Win

Paul Giamatti is a small town lawyer struggling financially who seizes an opportunity to capture income through guardianship of a client who has dementia. The arrangement faces exposure when a hitherto unknown  grandson of the client enters the scene.

Giamatti has made a specialty of portraying these 'sad sack' type characters and he does so with an understated charisma that generally makes him surprisingly likable even when he is behaving badly.

Win Win is a beautifully acted film with a lovely blend of comedy and drama. The characters are all so natural that you could almost be a fly on the wall observing real life.

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