Okay- I fouled this one up before, so try, try again. Last week's meetup had an incorrect start time for the movie in question (my apologies for that), so I figured we should try again- this time, with the correct start time. Except for the show time, all of the info below is cut and paste from last week's foulup meetup:
Win Win is the latest film from director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor), and stars Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, and Jeffrey Tambor; Burt Young and Melanie Lynskey are in the supporting cast. Here's the description of the film from its official site: "Tom McCarthy, acclaimed writer/ director of THE VISITOR and THE STATION AGENT, once again explores the depths and nuances of human relationships in his new film about the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters. Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. McCarthy's deft touch with balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity is at play in WIN WIN".
I liked both of McCarthy's previous films as director, and Win Win has been getting some very good reviews (it's at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, and there are many great review quotes on the official site linked above). I'm setting up the Meetup for the Movie Buff Theatre (at the same location as the former Loews/AMC College Park near 86th and Michigan Road) because the price is great (just $5 for first run movies on weeknights!), and because I have a feeling we'll be back to this venue fairly frequently in the future. (Hobo With a Shotgun starts at the MBT on May 27, for example.) I realize that this is sort of last minute, but I hope that at least some of you will be able to check out the film (and the theater) this Thursday night. (The movie is scheduled to start at 6:50, by the way- I set the start time for 6:45 so we'll have some time to meet in the lobby beforehand.)