A Single Man

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  99 min.
Release Date: December 11, 2009 (limited)
DVD: July 6, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.03
based on 60 votes and 15 reviews
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Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, Ginnifer Goodwin

Synopsis

George Falconer (Colin Firth) is a 52-year-old British college professor struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim. George is consoled by his closest friend, Charley (Julianne Moore), a 48-year-old-beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George's, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Tom Ford
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Robert Salerno, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Tom Ford
Screenplay: Tom Ford, David Scearce
Official Site: www.asingleman-movie.com

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  • 4 stars "Awesome, beautiful film, bravo."
  • 2 stars "Could this be any more boring....."
  • 5 stars "Masterpiece... that was the word on my lips as I left the theatre. I was in complete sympathy with George's (Colin Firth) agony. Beholding the opening scenes in a deathly quiet theatre with a lump in my throat, striped my defenses and readied my senses to let the story flow in. Matthew Good was painfully beautiful and charming; an understandably tragic loss. I felt every twist and turn as well as George's awakened recognition of the world around him, and his place in it. Bravo Tom Ford!"