Woody Harrelson

Everywhere-at-once Woody Harrelson is perfectly cast in Daniel Clowes' cranky comedy 'Wilson'

Everywhere-at-once Woody Harrelson is perfectly cast in Daniel Clowes' cranky comedy 'Wilson'

“Wilson” asks, can a male middle-aged crank get a sentimental education? If you even care whether that’s possible, Craig Johnson’s film adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ 2010 graphic novel offers a reasonably amusing case study in how that might transpire. That’s thanks in good measure to the can’t-think-of-who-else casting of Woody Harrelson as the titular character, a shuffling, irritable, canine-loving loner with unearned confidence in his friend-making skills, and a curdled romanticism about the cards he’s been dealt in life.

This isn’t the same kind of sardonic disillusionment that Clowes memorably explored in his teen-outcast masterpiece “Ghost World,” the movie version of which...

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