Our newest writer David Hamilton did a great job (as I knew he would) with his first Bigfanboy.com interview, featuring WIN WIN director Tom McCarthy. Proving himself as both an accomplished actor and director, McCarthy caught quite a bit of attention with his last project THE VISITOR, which starred the great Richard Jenkins. With this new outing he juggles a great cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, and newcomer Alex Shaffer. I’ve been equating the film to something like THE BLIND SIDE, only without all the Hollywood glitz and glam sprinkled on it. What’s there is a sincere and realistic character study, that mixes high school sports (in this case wrestling) with family drama. It was nice to know that David was a fan of THE VISITOR, so I knew he’d do a good job when talking with Tom. The resulting interview is a great look inside the mind of a talented jack of all moviemaker trades. Check it out, and look for WIN WIN in a theater near you. And with this interview and his review of the film, help us give David Hamilton a warm welcome to the site!
WIN WIN opens March 18, 2011