Win Win trailer wins me over
From the director of The Station Agent and The Visitor (Filmstalker review) is enough to get your attention for this film, but then the trailer really grabs you into the story too, and throw in Amy Adams and a performance from Paul Giamatti that somehow manages to touch me even in this short time and I'm hooked.
Thomas McCarthy has written and directed this film about a man whose life is struggling for all manner of reasons and when a stranger walks into his life he finds something to focus on, something to fight for, and it's a win win situation.
Here's the complete blurb for Win Win:
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 moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, becomes legal guardian of an elderly client in an attempt to help keep his practice afloat. When the client's teenage grandson runs away from home and shows up on his grandfather's doorstep, Mike's family life and his wrestling team are turned upside down. Mike's win-win proposition 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.
The trailer for the film comes from Apple Trailers and you can see it right here:
It's a cracking trailer and with the talent that's involved I'm definitely keen to see this film. The Visitor (Filmstalker review) really was a moving experience to watch and Win Win looks like it takes that same heartfelt look at people and relationships and adds a nice helping of comedy in there too, and it's the good kind of comedy.