Win Win
First screened in May 2011
Director: Thomas McCarthy. Cast: Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Burt Young, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey, Nina Ariadna, David W. Thompson, Margo Martindale, Clare Foley, Marcia Haufrecht, Tim Ransom. Screenplay: Thomas McCarthy (based on an original screen story by Thomas McCarthy and Joe Tiboni).

Twitter Capsule: Actors play so deftly with and against the script beats; they're great to watch, but camera, script feel way too slack.

VOR:   Among McCarthy's best-reviewed, but the first that suggested innate limitations to me. However involving, and laudably trained on actual middle-class folks, tilts pedestrian.

Photo © 2011 Fox Searchlight Pictures/Groundswell Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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