Win Win Review
Win Win is a moderately heartwarming and quiet comedy (I'm not going to call it a dramedy - I hate that word) that is oddly difficult to synthesize into a few sentences; I will crudely try my best. Mike (Paul Giamatti) is a poor man's lawyer and high school wrestling coach who struggles with money issues. One day he makes an immoral decision and becomes the guardian of a wealthy elderly man primarily to collect the $1,500 monthly check he is rewarded. The next day the grandson of the wealthy elderly mans shows up and Mike and his wife (Amy Ryan) are forced to take care of the kid, Kyle (Alex Shaffer). Kyle, who ran away from his druggie mother, turns out to be a wrestling champion - a perfect fit for Mike's high school team. Kyle also has no idea that Mike is using the guardianship of his grandpa to get paid. Can we see an obvious future conflict?