Win Win

14 Jan

Mike Flaherty (played by Paul Giamatti) is a lawyer who isn’t making much money. His wife, Jackie (by Amy Ryan) is unaware of their financial problems so she supports him in his passion – to coach the high school wrestling team, Leo Poplar (by Burt Young) is elderly, he is one of Mike’s clients and is in early stages of Alzheimer’s. To make extra cash, Mike devises a plan to become guardian of Leo, look after him and pockets the monthly guardianship fee, but cheating him by putting him into a home. This works well until Leo’s long lost grandson Kyle (by Alex Shaffer) suddenly turns up and Mike’s scam is at risk of being discovered.

This is a good movie, Paul Giamatti’s performance at  Mike is good and he brings life to this man who does some rather bad things yet somehow remains basically decent. It’s almost a biopic, the relationships have real edges and Mike’s got some very human flaws.  All in all, a good movie.

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