In the year of America’s bicentennial, we were introduced to a new American hero for the first time. An underdog with heart, given a miraculous opportunity, who gives it everything he’s got. The film would wind up winning three Oscars, including Best Picture, and inspire a string of sequels that would extended 30 years.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an “Under the Radar”, so just to refresh anyone new to the site, this series is my look at smaller films – not necessarily indie films – but, just movies that I feel a lot of people probably haven’t seen.
As recommended by my podcasting partner in crime, Chris “Tank” Tanski, this entry is on “Win Win”, a 2011 “family” drama from Fox Searchlight Pictures.
I put the “family” in quotes as many of the core players in this film have familial relationships without actually being related, while others, though related, treat each other very poorly…