As his award-winning work in television's "John Adams" and the recent "Barney's Version" confirm, the unexpected always can be expected of Paul Giamatti, and the actor offers fresh evidence again in this tale of an attorney whose professional and volunteer lives collide.
He starts coaching a gifted young wrestler (Alex Shaffer) related to one of his clients, and what he's doing initially for pure purposes soon has other considerations bundled in. Writer-director Tom McCarthy ("The Visitor") also includes Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Burt Young and Jeffrey Tambor in his cast. DVD extras: deleted scenes; Sundance Film Festival interviews; music video. *** (R: P) (Also on Blu-ray and available Aug. 30 on Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times