Being Flynn

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: March 16, 2012 (limited)
DVD: July 10, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.63
based on 54 votes and 17 reviews
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Cast: Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Lili Taylor, Wes Studi, Julianne Moore

Synopsis

Young writer Nick Flynn's (Paul Dano) mother, Jody (Julianne Moore), has passed away and he hasn't seen his father, Jonathan (Robert De Niro), since the man walked out on them 18 years ago.

Since abandoning his wife and child, Jonathan Flynn, who considers himself a great writer, scraped through life, spending time in prison for cashing forged checks. After prison, he worked as a cab driver, but lost his job due to his drinking and eccentricities. Facing eviction from his apartment, Jonathan reaches out to Nick.

Director: Paul Weitz
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Andrew Miano, Michael Costigan, Paul Weitz
Screenplay: Paul Weitz
Official Site: beingflynn.com

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  • 2 stars "below average movie with stellar performances."
  • 2 stars "great performances by Dano and De Niro...but the movie was not very good."
  • 5 stars "you just can't stop watching this gritty look at life in a homeless shelter. de niro is his usual brillant self in this movie. unexpectedly compelling. highly recommend."