Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young, Melanie Lynsky, Alex Shaffer and Margo Martindale. Directed by Tom McCarthy.
Nice to see a middle-America comedy-drama come along that doesn't condescend and doesn't go for the obvious. Paul Giamatti plays a lawyer whose firm is in financial dire straits. He finds an opportunity to get some extra money by becoming the guardian of one of his elderly clients. Meanwhile he's a part-time wrestling coach. His plans grow more fragile when the grandson of his client shows up.
The movie's a nice balance between humorous situations and the dramatic fallout. It's a good showcase for Giamatti, and it makes for a pleasant rental.