The Goldfinch

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  149 min.
In theatres: September 13, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.88
based on 66 votes and 29 reviews
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Cast: Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Ashleigh Cummings

Synopsis

During a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see an exhibition of Dutch masterpieces, Theodore "Theo" Decker (Oakes Fegley), 13, loses his beloved mother when a terrorist bomb goes off. In the panic, the boy stuffs a small painting titled The Goldfinch, which is one of his mother's favorites, into his school bag in order to keep it safe.

He's taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family, the Barbours (Nicole Kidman, Boyd Gaines), in New York City. However, when his deadbeat father, Larry (Luke Wilson), and his new girlfriend, Xandra (Sarah Paulson) show up, Theo is whisked away to Las Vegas. With little supervision, Theo starts drinking and taking drugs.

Years later, an adult Theo (Ansel Elgort), now back in New York, finds someone is threatening to ruin him if he doesn't hand over the painting, which he has hidden in a storage locker to keep it away from people who would take it for personal gain.

Based on the novel of the same name by American author Donna Tartt.

Director: John Crowley
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobson
Screenplay: Peter Straughan
Official Site: TheGoldfinchMovie.com

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  • 5 stars "This was a great movie! The acting was superb which made for a much more believable story. This movie was thought-provoking and insightful."
  • 5 stars "Best movie I have seen in a very long time - meaty and satisfying story & characters with complex storyline, would gladly watch it one more time."
  • 3 stars "Slow and long went twice still didnt see the ending 5 out of 10"