Wilson

Wilson

DVD - 2017
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A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2017
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Wilso
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board - 14A rating

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2017

Agreed with Niallhay that “Woody Harrelson trying to be Woody Allen” or talk like Allen. However, Harrelson did an excellent portrayal of Wilson, a “harmless” but annoying busybody who would barge into other people’s space and opined his take on everything within anyone’s earshot. Those incidents was amusing early on but got irritating fast. Would the lonely-friendly man find happiness and fit in today's changing social order? A decent satirical perspective on relationships from an odd duck's point of view. Too bad none of the characters is likeable.

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graybear1
Aug 28, 2017

We couldn't get past the first half-hour. Pretty disappointing. Don't bother, even if you're a Woody Harrelson fan.

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Wootex
Jul 29, 2017

Real disappointing. I like the graphic novel on which this is based, but this movie loses its edge pretty quick.

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Niallhay
Jul 26, 2017

Woody Harrelson trying to be Woody Allen

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2017

I believe that every one of us has a story to tell... and we're all part of
the human family. How tragic we've lost all sense of community. A sense of camaraderie with our friends and neighbors.
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Nobody has actual conversations anymore. It's a real shame. I mean, everybody's got something valuable to offer if you just take the time to listen... And if you're lucky enough to find a friend or two in this world...
well, brother, you've hit the jackpot.
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I always knew that she hated me... but I always thought that you were my best friend!
-He's your only friend!

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2017

Remember when we were kids? Life was all there in front of us, waiting to happen. You could be an astronaut or the President, whatever the hell you wanted. Every day was an adventure, and things were only going to get better. Then the years pass and you start to see... that it's all a big fairy tale. Total bullshxt. I'm no genius, but I like to think I've figured a few things out along the way. For one thing, modern civilization is a scam. A sad, pointless charade built on lies. You have to have the courage to go your own way. Happiness is hard to come by. Sure as hell aren't gonna find it in some stupid gadget. There you are, tapping on some little box... while the real shit is happening all around you, dumb-ass.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2017

We like our stories to end with the promise of hope. Happily ever after and all that. Is that as clear as it gets? Too bad real lives don't have that structure. Or, hell, maybe they do. Maybe it's right there in front of us
and we just can't see it.
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I really have to just take stock of my life. Start counting my blessings. The fact is, I got it pretty good here with you, Shelly. You know, I mean we all want people to love us for exactly who we are. But that's not really possible in this world because we're just all too unbearable. You know? We got to...
make the best of what we have, you know?

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