Movie Review: Wilson
I’ve always thought I had a filter problem, but I’ve got nothing on Wilson. Both the movie and the titular character are in desperate need of a filter. For the most part the film is okay, but there are many times throughout where you find yourself asking, ‘why am I watching this? what is the point?’
Based on the graphic novel Wilson written by Daniel Clowes, Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. via FoxSearchlight
Woody Harrelson thoroughly embodies this misanthrope of a character, but even his performance is not enough to give the film a solid purpose. For the most part the plot feels patched together and at times you are plodding along hoping that some reason for your viewing of the film will appear. At it’s core it seems to be a film about a man who is having the world’s most awkward existential crisis. Unfortunately the film is also having a sort of existential crisis. Again, the cast is stellar and the acting is solid, but the plot just needs a bit of work. I wanted to be taken on a journey and instead I got a jumbled pile of snippets that sort of led to a conclusion.
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Honestly, if you aren’t a big Woody Harrelson fan then you can probably just wait and catch this one at home.
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