DVD - 2017
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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.
Audience: OFA rating: 14A.
Publisher: Beverly Hill : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2017.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Wilso
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
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Feb 28, 2019

Quirky movie and there was too much swearing (in my opinion). Having said that, Woody Harrelson was brilliant as usual. I found there was something endearing about Wilson and I was rooting for him all the way.

Dec 14, 2018

This is a dark comedy about a curmudgeon with true heart. If you're a fan of Daniel Clowes this is a great adaptation of his comic book of the same name. His other film adaptations include Ghost World and Art School Confidential, and this film has the same dark, quirky, indie feel to it. I think they did a great job adapting the comic book and would recommend.

Aug 28, 2018

I thought it was funny with an obscene sense of humor.

Jul 29, 2018

Kind of slow and boring!

JCLMargaretO Jul 09, 2018

Depending on where a person is on their particular life journey, I can see this dark comedy appealing to some. Although I didn't find it memorable, I have seen worse.

Mar 23, 2018

Rubbish. The main character is completely contrived. The story itself isn't even interesting. Don't waste your time. The previews for the movie caught my attention on another DVD. Turns out the preview was the best part.

Based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes, this film doesn't quite cut the mustard, and I consider myself both a solid Woody Harrelson fan and a seasoned misanthrope. The problem is that WILSON is caught between trying to faithfully portray someone who is truly misanthropic while at the same time delivering the cloyingly sweet "Aw, shucks!" validation of conventional morality that mainstream comedies must. So in the end you get a movie that has some laughs but can't escape being a dud.

Jan 11, 2018

Intelligent dark comedy, with two brilliant actors (Harrelson and Dern). I totally got Wilson's take on the world, his sarcasm, and the belief that there is really something good out there, if you look for it, and that life is always redeemable.

Dec 23, 2017

If you have a dry, sick sense of humor then you are going to love this movie. Its a guy and his dog and the world changing fast around him. He and his dog get home and announce: Honey I'm home, what's for dinner? Of course no one is home to greet him and there is no dinner prepared, he is a bachelor with his dog. If you can pick up on the humor you are going to enjoy the movie, Wilson.

Dec 05, 2017

I recommend Wilson only for fans of independent films. Even then, you should approach it with low expectations. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes, and directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins, True Adolescents). Woody Harrelson was perfectly cast as the title character. It was filmed in the Twin Cities, so if nothing else, it's fun (at least I think so) to try to recognize the filming locations. Wilson is rated R for language throughout and some sexuality.

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Aug 29, 2017

I believe that every one of us has a story to tell... and we're all part of
the human family. How tragic we've lost all sense of community. A sense of camaraderie with our friends and neighbors.
Nobody has actual conversations anymore. It's a real shame. I mean, everybody's got something valuable to offer if you just take the time to listen... And if you're lucky enough to find a friend or two in this world...
well, brother, you've hit the jackpot.
I always knew that she hated me... but I always thought that you were my best friend!
-He's your only friend!

Aug 29, 2017

Remember when we were kids? Life was all there in front of us, waiting to happen. You could be an astronaut or the President, whatever the hell you wanted. Every day was an adventure, and things were only going to get better. Then the years pass and you start to see... that it's all a big fairy tale. Total bullshxt. I'm no genius, but I like to think I've figured a few things out along the way. For one thing, modern civilization is a scam. A sad, pointless charade built on lies. You have to have the courage to go your own way. Happiness is hard to come by. Sure as hell aren't gonna find it in some stupid gadget. There you are, tapping on some little box... while the real shit is happening all around you, dumb-ass.

Aug 29, 2017

We like our stories to end with the promise of hope. Happily ever after and all that. Is that as clear as it gets? Too bad real lives don't have that structure. Or, hell, maybe they do. Maybe it's right there in front of us
and we just can't see it.
I really have to just take stock of my life. Start counting my blessings. The fact is, I got it pretty good here with you, Shelly. You know, I mean 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 got to...
make the best of what we have, you know?

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