5.8/10
4,527
35 user 98 critic

Wilson (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 March 2017 (USA)
Trailer
2:14 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

Director:

Writers:

(graphic novel), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
2,293 ( 160)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Table 19 (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Director: Zach Braff
Stars: Michael Caine, Richie Moriarty, Josh Pais
Free Fire (2016)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer
CHIPS (2017)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops.

Director: Dax Shepard
Stars: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D'Onofrio
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Dog Lover
...
Laptop Man
...
Bearded Man
...
Robert
...
Jodie
...
...
Diego
...
Commuter
Richard Ooms ...
Edwin (as Richard G. Ooms)
...
Attendant (as Shawn Hamilton)
...
Nanny
...
Olsen
...
Cat Lady
Kimora Collins ...
Granddaughter
Edit

Storyline

Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Positively Negative See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vilson  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$336,227 (USA) (24 March 2017)

Gross:

$652,997 (USA) (14 April 2017)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Derek Cianfrance was at one point attached to direct the film before dropping out to direct The Light Between Oceans (2016). See more »

Quotes

Wilson: We all want people to love us for exactly who we are but that's not really possible in this world because we just all too unbearable. You know, we gotta make the best of what we have.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Wilson (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A rare gem of a comedy these days
28 May 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don't let the negative reviews put you off. I really can't understand what people have against this comedy, it is quite a breath of fresh air since comedy has changed so much in recent years and has become quite lazy.

This is a movie you really have to give a chance. These days if you find it hard to come across a new comedy movie you actually like, this movie had me laughing at more scenes than not. If you feel these days like comedy movies have lost something, like the set up of jokes and lines that are actually smart and funny then this might be the movie for you. If you like satire, sarcastic type humour that pokes fun at today's society and you are not too sensitive to swearing, you will enjoy it.

The plot is simple, but put across in heartfelt yet hysterical way. Wilson is a very blunt lonely man who has fell out of place in today's society, largely down to the fact he is a bit of a technophobe when it comes to computers and smart phones. He prefers good old fashioned human contact and he yearns for it throughout. All he wants is a regular family, which thanks to his ex wife he missed the chance on having years ago.

I'd say the movie seems to be more put towards a British audience with the style of humour, its cracks at religion and the world today and even the strong language used throughout but used intelligently.

The only reason I haven't give this movie a higher rating is due to the rather rushed ending it had. Otherwise I'd have given it a ten.


26 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?