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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Paul Giamatti
Alex Shaffer
Amy Ryan
Jeffrey Tambor
Bobby Cannavale
Burt Young
Melanie Lynskey
Directors
Thomas McCarthy
Screenwriters
Thomas McCarthy
Running Time
106 minutes

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Plot
Cash-strapped attorney and unsuccessful high-school wrestling coach Mike (Giamatti) starts pocketing a monthly windfall after a devious legal manoeuvre. Then miraculously a champion teen wrestler (Shaffer) arrives in town. Mike thinks he’s in a win win situation, but finds his responsibilities and anxieties multiplying faster than his lies.


Verdict
Funny, agreeable and thoroughly enjoyable, if a little bit too neat and fortuitous in sorting out its entangled strands.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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