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Wilson (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 March 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Laptop Man
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Bearded Man
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Robert
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Diego
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Commuter
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Edwin (as Richard G. Ooms)
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Attendant (as Shawn Hamilton)
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Olsen
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Cat Lady
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Granddaughter
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Storyline

Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Vilson  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$336,227, 24 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$652,997, 14 April 2017
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Trivia

Derek Cianfrance was at one point attached to direct the film before dropping out to direct The Light Between Oceans (2016). See more »

Quotes

Wilson: 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 gotta make the best of what we have.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Joe Manganiello/Judy Greer/Joe Pera (2017) See more »

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A pleasant surprise
9 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a man who believes in human communication through conversation and physical interaction. People think he is a weirdo, but all he really wants is to connect with another soul, and be remembered by after he leaves the mortal world.

"Wilson" sounds like a silly and forgettable comedy, but it actually is way seller and thought provoking than it appears. It points out the fact that people being nice to each other unconditionally is a forgotten art, and even socially unacceptable in some circumstances. Wilson's deep desire to connect with others certainly connected and resonated with me, and I find myself reflecting upon the current state of human interaction in the modern world. The story is bittersweet, and I really enjoyed it. It's a pleasant and unexpected surprise.


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