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A Single Man (2009) Movie Information

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Tom Ford


Colin Firth
Julianne Moore
Matthew Goode
Ginnifer Goodwin
Nicholas Hoult
Paulette Lamori





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A college professor who happens to be gay struggles to get through the day and envisions an end to his life. Takes place during the mid 20th century, where gay sexuality is not accepted. Colin Firth's character is not allowed to be part of his lovers family at the time of his death and funeral.

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Ivana 05/20/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Amazing actors performance, half of the dialogue is with corporal language; about how a life could change after lost someone loved, and how it could return a sense of refresh. Is not a "nice" movie, although, like Carlos says: "Sometimes awful things have their own kind of beauty."

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mitchellyoung 09/12/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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This is a movie about visual cues and nuances. First-time director Tom Ford's attention to detail in crafting this slow-building story about appreciating relationships is magnificent, especially for a debut film. Colin Firth proves that he is one of the great actors of this generation yet again.

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Bri 02/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Gorgeous movie with great performances from Firth and Moore, but that may end up feeling as though you wasted your time.

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patjohnson76 09/19/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A moving film about a man who is living, he believes, to be his last day on Earth. George is grief stricken due to the loss of his lover and decides to end his life. He spends his final day getting his affairs in order so he can leave peacefully, but every encounter slowly makes him realize the value of his life. Colin Firth gives a very good performance and has you from his opening scene. While a key element of his character is his sexual orientation, at its heart this film is about love, loss, grief, and acceptance.

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Allison 12/23/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Unfortunately this film revels in sadness. I'm not sure if it's brave for a straight man to play a gay man anymore. A boring film is a boring film. After seeing this film, I saw its trailer while seeing another film. I can't imagine all the acclaim around Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. I actually cracked up when they called this "a role of a lifetime" for Firth. I think that was Mr. Darcy in the Pride & Prejudice mini-series. Sorry!

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01/30/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A Single Man is not a movie for everyone. If you prefer to not watch movies about gays this may not be for you. Much like "Milk" of 2008, this may not sit well with some. For me, it is a beautiful movie with great music, amazing performances and a good story.

The highlight of this film is Tom Ford's direction. It is not perfect as the pace seems off at times, but the cinematography, the acting, the setting, and a few other aspects can be attributed to his talent. Though I never lived in the 60's it really seemed like th 60s. The costumers, the music, the home decor was great.

Now the story may have been told before but not really this way (at least that I have seen). I compare this to Revolutionary Road (and I can't say which is better). If you like a solid, well directed, and amaz...

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