Wilson (I) (2017)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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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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9 June 2017 | Gordon-11
A pleasant surprise
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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This movie made Judy Greer decide never to film sex scenes again. When it came time to rehearse for her sex scene with costar Woody Harrelson for their film, Wilson, Greer made it a point to get into it. "I'm gonna really do my full performance here for this rehearsal so everyone knows what I'm gonna do," Greer recalled to PEOPLE of how she hyped herself up for the scene. But as Greer quickly found out, she might have gotten herself a little too hyped. After the rehearsal, the film's director, Craig Johnson, walked over to her and cautioned, "I don't think she's that into it." "And I was like, 'Oh my gosh, never again,' " Greer said. "I'm so embarrassed. I'm so mortified."


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.


Wilson's cellmate is reading Psalm 23 (and Wilson repeats after him) from the Good News Bible (Good News Translation), but the words they are speaking are the King James Version: "...he maketh me lie down in green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters, he restoreth my soul." (1:04:53-1:05:10) Also the cellmate is holding the Bible open to about 1/3 of the way through, but the Psalms are around the midpoint of the Bible.


Comin Back
Written by Justin Scott Tecce and William Michael Workman
Performed by The Fabulous Harmonies
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation


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Comedy | Drama

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Opening Weekend USA:

$336,227 26 March 2017

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