Do you like Paul Giamatti and wrestling? Well, probably not at the same time since Giamatti and spandex don’t mix that well, but Giamatti and uplifting stories do! And that’s where Win Win comes in. It’s a sweet, touching tale and it’s a shame you didn’t see it in theaters. No, don’t try to act like you did, I know you didn’t. Lucky for you, it’s coming out on Blu-ray and DVD August 30th. Just go pick it up as soon as you can and pretend like you saw it four months ago. It’s okay, no need to be embarrassed.
Full press release:
Los Angeles, CA (June 21, 2011) – Laugh, cry and win when WIN WIN comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 30, 2011 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. WIN WIN is not just another sports movie; the unconventionally uplifting film combines action on the mat with the hilarious highs and heartbreaking lows of a new kind of family. Indie film writer-director Tom McCarthy (The Visitor) guides a celebrated cast including Academy Award® nominees Paul Giamatti (Sideways, “John Adams”), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and high school wrestling star and newcomer Alex Shaffer in this quirky coming-of-age tale.
Academy Award® Nominee Paul Giamatti* stars as a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high-school wrestling coach who takes us on a brilliantly heartfelt journey through the game of life…where you can’t lose ’em all. When Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) comes across a teenage runaway who also happens to be a champion wrestler, Mike’s luck turns around in spectacular fashion. But his win-win situation soon becomes more complicated than he ever imagined when the boy’s family affairs come into play. Co-starring Oscar® Nominee Amy Ryan** and directed by Oscar® Nominee Tom McCarthy†, this touching and funny comedy will leave you cheering.
WIN WIN also highlights the critically-acclaimed performances of Bobby Cannavale (Sex and the City, “Third Watch”), Burt Young (Rocky), and Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development,” The Hangover).
WIN WIN Blu-ray and DVD Features:
Mike Meets with Mrs. Tedesco
Family and Leo Drive to Courthouse
Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni discuss WIN WIN
David Thompson at Sundance 2011
In Conversation with Tom McCarthy and Paul Giamatti at Sundance 2011
“Think You Can Wait” Music Video by The National
WIN WIN will be available on Blu-ray and DVD August 30th. Pre-book is August 3rd.