- Original title
- Running time
- 106 min.
- United States
Thomas McCarthy (Story: Thomas McCarthy, Joe Tiboni)
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Sports. Wrestling. Independent Film (US)
- Synopsis / Plot
- Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who volunteers as a high-school wrestling coach, takes on the guardianship of an elderly client in a desperate attempt to keep his practice afloat. When the client’s teenage grandson runs away from home and shows up on his grandfather’s doorstep, Mike’s life is turned upside down as his win-win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for.
Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2011.
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay
: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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