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Rated R · 99 minutes · 2009

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Colin Firth stars, and Julianne Moore offers a bit of backup, in this sad story of a depressing day in the life of a grieving man. It’s 1962 and George (Firth) has lost his lover, Jim (Matthew Goode), in a car accident that also killed George’s dog and love for life. Trudging through his day as an English professor, George is mildly diverted by a beautiful student (Nicholas Hoult), a pouty-lipped hustler (Jon Kortajarena) and a cute puppy (uncredited). Still, he’s goes home, lays out the suit he wants to be buried in, and checks to make sure that his revolver is loaded and capable of being inserted into his mouth. This first film from former fashion designer Tom Ford is visually rich and inventive, if a little weak in narrative skill. Nonetheless, the strong performance and Ford’s very original and emotionally effective use of color make Single Man worth seeing.


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Official Site: www.asingleman-movie.com/#/home
Director: Tom Ford
Producer: Tom Ford, Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano and Robert Salerno
Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Teddy Sears, Aaron Sanders, Lee Pace and Jon Hamm

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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Book of Eli, The Lovely Bones, A Single Man, The Spy Next Door and more. 01/14/2010
Charleston City Paper Tom Ford's A Single Man is a beautiful study of sadness On the surface, A Single Man can register as an exquisitely constructed mood piece, too mannered and perfect for its own good. Fashion designer and former Gucci creative director Tom Ford's debut film centers on a gay man in 1962 Los Angeles who is contending with a profound loss. As he goes about the course of his day, English professor George Falconer (Colin Firth) reflects on his partner Jim (Matthew Goode, glimpsed in flashback), who has recently died in a car accident. It is a momentous loss, and it has driven George to an existential dead-end. by Felicia Feaster 01/13/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Beautiful mourning It's a good thing director Tom Ford cast Colin Firth as his leading man, because it meant that Firth could be left to carry the movie while Ford busied himself with fluffing it up like the film equivalent of a fashion magazine spread. by MaryAnn Johanson 01/14/2010
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Memphis Flyer Film Clips A Single Man by Addison Engelking 01/14/2010
Portland Mercury Pain and Perfection A Single Man's relentless devotion to aesthetic excellence. by Marjorie Skinner 12/24/2009
The Coast Halifax A Single Man full of grace Colin Firth's nuanced performance risks making him as much an icon to the gay community as he is to Jane Austen fans by Carsten Knox 01/14/2010

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