WILSON – Rated R – 1 hr 34 mins
Starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer and Isabella Amara
From the Director of THE SKELETON TWINS ~ Craig Johnson ~ comes the quirkiest, heart-warming, and REAL Comedy that I have seen in a long time – THIS IS WILSON!!!
Going through his mundane life as pretty much a loner, we meet WILSON (Woody Harrelson), all wrapped up in telling everyone around him “just how it is” in his perception of the world anyway…while trying desperately to move beyond his divorce from his first wife Pippi (Laura Dern), many years ago.
When his only friend decides to move to St. Louis, Wilson finds himself going in search of his estranged wife, and leaving his dog with his favorite dog sitter Shelly (Judy Greer).
Once reunited with Pippi after 17 years, she shares that they have a daughter Wilson knew nothing about, so he instantly focuses on finding her too, producing the “ready made family” he has always dreamed of.
Wilson manages to locate his daughter Claire (Isabella Amara), as he finds himself falling hard again for the love of his life Pippi, only to be scorned by both of the females presently in his life…bringing to mind the burning question…How are each of our lives truly destined to play out????
I give WILSON a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN: Harrelson is perfectly cast as the wise-cracking, know-it-all…but not really WILSON – It is as if this part was written just for him. Dern and Greer are perfectly cast too as the two love interests that keep Wilson on his toes all throughout this film. I’ve been waiting it seems FOREVER for a comedy to come along that is oh so wrong, yet, oh so right…and WILSON nails it, as you will find yourself laughing the whole way through! It’s as if you’re watching Woody Harrelson, play the perfect Woody Harrelson, with a twinge of Woody Allen popping up periodically too. If you’ve loved seeing Harrelson in anything he’s done since CHEERS, including his perfect portrayal in EDGE OF SEVENTEEN last year, then get ready to enjoy an hour and a half of “Woody at his finest”, as he is superb in this film, the entire way through…heck, I even love the ending, and that doesn’t happen too much here lately either!!!