I really liked this movie. It's about a socially awkward guy who wants to feel a connection. There's a jarring moment in the film where it feels like the movie veers off in a weird direction. But, it was a defining experience for the character that gave him the ability to get what he desired most. Woody Harrelson really makes this movie worth watching. This movie isn't a comedy. It's a drama with humor in it.
The annoying main character was not believable. Nor was it believable that two attractive women would find him attractive enough to sleep with him. Seemed retarded, not just socially awkward. So this movie is about a mentally deficient guy with no filter who occasionally says some serious things that seem profound in contrast with everything else he says. I probably say two or three more profound things every day before I even eat breakfast. Difference is I continue to say intelligent things the rest of the day and no-one thinks twice about it. I mean, I'm not even that smart. After all, I paid for this movie thinking it was going to be an interesting character study. And I watched the whole movie. Didn't think the movie was good. Or maybe it was a great movie, right in front of me and I just couldn't see it. Oops, there I go again saying profound things ... I absolutely loved the ending though.
We decided to watch this movie on a whim. We had never heard of it before, but we love independent films and Woody Harrelson is always good. The story line is about a man (Wilson) who lives an odd life, mostly on his own. He learns that a long-time girlfriend from many years ago, gave birth to a baby and gave her up for adoption. What follows is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking search (with his ex) for the daughter they gave up. The character, Wilson, is a very strange guy with a huge heart. It was surprisingly good. I'm shocked I had never heard of it before.
Incredibly funny if you like a dry, yet poignant tale. Outrageous at times, Harrelson and Dern pop off each other like a couple of giggly 6th grade girls but with an advanced humor and delivery system. I have already watched it twice, a definite yes!