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Win Win Synopsis

Tom McCarthy, acclaimed writer/ director of The Visitor and The Station Agent, explores the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters with a lighter touch in his new film. Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who volunteers as a high school wrestling coach, secretly takes on the guardianship of an elderly client in an attempt to help keep his practice and his family afloat. When the client’s teenage grandson runs away from home and shows up on his grandfather’s doorstep, Mike’s life is turned upside down. A win-win arrangement turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for. McCarthy’s deft touch balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity is at play in Win Win.
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Exclusive Clip: Tom McCarthy And Joe Tiboni Discuss Win Win Exclusive Clip: Tom McCarthy And Joe Tiboni Discuss Win Win
In celebration of Win Win’s arrival on home video, and in front of quite a few new eyeballs, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has sent along an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from Win Win. In the clip, writer/director Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni, who shares a “Story By” credit, discuss the origins and appeal of the film.

Exclusive Clip: Tom McCarthy And Joe Tiboni Discuss Win Win

Win Win Blu-Ray To Wrestle Wallets In August, Seek It Out Win Win Blu-Ray To Wrestle Wallets In August, Seek It Out
I’m a sucker for Eminem references and Melanie Lynskey, which both appear in Win Win so I’ve done my best to promote the film. The only other card I have up my sleeve is its DVD and Blu-Ray release date and special features list, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Win Win streets on August 30.

Win Win Blu-Ray To Wrestle Wallets In August, Seek It Out

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Interview: Tom McCarthy Embraces Sports, Comedy, And Suburbia For Win Win Interview: Tom McCarthy Embraces Sports, Comedy, And Suburbia For Win Win
I talked to McCarthy about his decision to tell a sports story when the genre has been done to death, about revisiting wrestling, the sport he himself played in high school, and about making his movies about the fundamentally decent people he believes are everywhere

Interview: Tom McCarthy Embraces Sports, Comedy, And Suburbia For Win Win

First Trailer For Sundance Hit Win Win, With Paul Giamatti First Trailer For Sundance Hit Win Win, With Paul Giamatti
If you've been paying attention to all of Katey Rich's awesome Sundance Film Festival coverage you are aware that this year's lineup put on quite a show. While they weren't all winners, more

First Trailer For Sundance Hit Win Win, With Paul Giamatti

Tom McCarthy's Win Win Goes To Fox Searchlight Tom McCarthy's Win Win Goes To Fox Searchlight
It sounds a little too treacly and a little too much like The Blind Side, but then again, the notion of a movie about a white college professor whose life is changed by a Muslim street musician was pretty awful too, but The Visitor was outstanding

Tom McCarthy's Win Win Goes To Fox Searchlight

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Tom McCarthy Scouting New Jersey Wrestlers For His Next Film

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