"Amusing from start to finish, Wilson is a triumph in storytelling"
Based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes of the same name, Craig Johnson’s Wilson stars the legendary Woody Harrelson as the titular character, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter he has never met.
Right off the bat, the casting is just superb, Harrelson embodies Wilson, bringing the character to life in all his no filter glory, Wilson says what is on his mind and he seemingly says what is on his mind without thinking of the consequences.
In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted quest to connect with his daughter, he finds himself behind bars, serving time for “kidnapping” the young lass played effortlessly by Isabella Amara.
Laura Dern plays his estranged and troubled ex-wife Pippi, and she bring an unwavering truth to proceedings in the way that only Dern can. The always wonderful Judy Greer is Shelly, Wilson’s dog sitter and eventual love interest and Cheryl Hines plays Polly, the goody two shoes sister to Dern’s Pippi and somewhat antagonist to Harrelson’s Wilson.
Amusing from start to finish, Wilson is a triumph in storytelling, by the end of the film, you feel a sense of accomplishment for the characters who seemingly end up where they are meant to be.