50 best Netflix movies and shows you missed last decade

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40. Win It All (movie)

Premiere date: April 7, 2017

What Win It All is about: The Netflix film follows Eddie Garrett (Jake Johnson), a gambler who was at the wrong place at the wrong time. But are you truly at the wrong place when gambling is your addiction? Events go from bad to worse when Eddie agrees to watch a sketchy duffel bag for someone. Curiosity gets the best of him and he opens the bag up to find it full of cash. And can a gambler resist spending cash? The answer is no!

Unfortunately for Eddie, the owner of the bag (who was on his way to prison when he asked Eddie to hold it for him) is returning, and he expects the bag to be in full! The race is on to win all the money back.

Why you need to watch this: The concept of Win It All may seem dark, and while some concepts are, there’s also plenty of comedy. This is directed by Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) and co-written by him and Jake Johnson. The movie also stars Keegan-Michael Key, Joe Lo Truglio, and Aislinn Derbez.

Despite a positive score at Rotten Tomatoes, Win It All appears to have been lost in the shuffle and perhaps overshadowed by bigger movies on the streaming service. Though I’ll admit the Johnson movie isn’t as thrilling as other action movies, it’s still worth a watch. Not only will you be supporting Johnson’s work as a filmmaker, but the movie doesn’t follow a tired concept. Keegan-Michael Key is also a lot of fun to watch as the voice of reason who has all the answers, yet Eddie refuses to listen.

There could have been no better actor than Jake Johnson to tackle the character of Eddie. His way of storytelling takes a relatable story to a higher level of understanding. He is upfront and personal in all his roles, and one of the first lines in the trailer says it all: “My name is Edward Garrett and I’m an idiot.”