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39. 'Win Win'
Fox Searchlight Pictures
If his diabolical performance in 'Ides of March' made you pine for the lovably schlubby Paul Giammati of yore, pull up an iTunes search for this charming indie by Thomas McCarthy ('The Station Agent'). Giammati plays Mike Flaherty, a struggling lawyer/high-school wrestling coach who decides to make a little extra cash by assuming legal guardianship of
Rocky's brother Paulie an elderly client (Burt Ward). When the old man's knucklehead grandson shows up in town, Flaherty reluctantly takes him in, only to discover that the kid's the "Stone Cold" Steve Austin of the cold-auditorium circuit. Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambour, and Bobby Canavale co-star, so we can stop typing, right? You're convinced? -- M.H.