New Release: Win Win Blu-ray and DVD

Win Win movie scene

Paul Giamatti (l.) and Alex Shaffer sit one out in Win Win.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the acclaimed comedy-drama Win Win, starring Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version) and Amy Ryan (Jack Goes Boating), on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 23, 2011.

Giamatti plays lawyer and high-school wrestling coach Mike Flaherty, who’s going through troubling financial times until he comes across a teenage runaway (debuting actor Alex Shaffer) who also happens to be a champion wrestler. Taking the teen in and getting him enrolled in school, things start to look up for Mike and his family. But Mike’s win-win situation soon becomes more complicated when the boy’s family affairs come into play…

Directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor) and co-starring Bobby Cannavale (The Other Guys), Jeffrey Tambor (TV’s The Larry Sanders Show), Melanie Lynskey (The Informant!) and Burt Young (Once Upon a Time in America), Win Win is an ultimately uplifting comedy-drama that truly acknowledges (celebrates?) the uniqueness of 21st century families.

A critics’ darling, Win Win grossed about $10 million at the domestic box office during its limited theatrical release earlier this year.

Here’s a list of the features on the Blu-ray and DVD:

  • deleted scenes:
    • Mike Meets with Mrs. Tedesco
    • Family and Leo Drive to Courthouse
  • Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni, co-creator of the story, discuss the movie
  • actor David Thompson at Sundance 2011
  • In Conversation with Tom McCarthy and Paul Giamatti at Sundance 2011
  • Family
  • “Think You Can Wait” music video by The National

Check out the film’s trailer below and a review by “Movie Irv” here:


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.