Win It All

Win It All ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Swanberg captured something here that I really like. It's not a unique story (dude repeatedly makes bad descisons until he hits the bottom), but Swanberg seemed to really balance how much of this he wanted scripted and how much he wanted off the cuff mumblecore.  And you know what? It generated a delightful harmony. I LOLed many times.

Jake Johnson kills it. You really root for him the whole way and you're crushed when he's fucks it all up. 

My main gripe is that the consequences didn't seem real enough for the stakes our protagonist is involved in. I think it has to do with the type of "realistic" representation that Swanberg goes for.