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New Providence News at the Independent Press on NJ.com

By Liz Keill/Independent Press
Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 10:17 AM     Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 2:21 PM

NEW PROVIDENCE — “Win Win,” a new movie that has received kudos at the Sundance Film Festival, is putting New Providence on the map far beyond the borders of New Jersey.

Joe Tiboni, a borough resident and attorney, combined his expertise in elder law with a love of writing to collaborate with his friend Tom McCarthy for “Win/Win.”

McCarthy, has has had major successes with “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor” as well as writing the script for the animated film, “Up.” McCarthy also grew up in New Providence and the two have been friends since they were 10 years old.

Liz Keill AUTHOR AT WORK — Joe Tiboni, screenwriter for “Win Win” is back at his “regular” job at his law office in New Providence.

“This is a little different from his other movies,” Tiboni said of McCarthy’s serious takes on illegal immigrants in “The Visitor” and a dwarf (Peter Dinklage of Mendham) who inherits an abandoned train station in “The Station Agent.” The new movie is a comedy, yet it also deals with the elderly and how they can be mistreated. Tiboni observed that laughter can often make a point better than tragedy can.

In the film, Paul Giamatti plays an eldercare lawyer, Mike Flaherty, much like Tiboni. They both have two daughters and enjoy wrestling. But there, the similarity ends. Flaherty puts his client in a nursing home in a scheme to save his own business, something Tiboni said he would never do. Read the rest of this entry »

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About the Movie
Win Win is based on the story by Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni. When a disheartened attorney moonlighting as a high school wrestling coach stumbles across a star athlete, things seem to be looking up. That is, until the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. Cast: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor.
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