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Saturday, 27 May 2017

WILSON [2017]

Based on director Craig Johnson's previous cynically sweet films I think it's safe to say he's the perfect candidate to adapt Daniel Clowes' Wilson graphic novel to the screen.
Woody Harrelson is great as the overly-honest misanthropic title character who finds out he's the father to a teenage girl after he reunites with his troubled ex-wife, played with graceful skill by Laura Dern.
If not for the charms of it's leading actors it'd be a lot more difficult to enjoy spending time with unpleasant folks like these.  Unfortunately the film seems to wander around aimlessly and never makes the emotional impact it seems to strive for.  Some moments are drawn out for too long and some are far too rushed to allow it's sentiment to really sink in.

3 epiphanies at the urinal out of 5

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