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Being Flynn (2012)

Being Flynn

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

March 02, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

102 min.

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Paul Weitz

Producer

Michael Costigan, Paul Weitz

Screenwriter

Paul Weitz, Nick Flynn

Starring

Story


Academy Award-nominated writer-director Paul Weitz (ABOUT A BOY) turns his hand to this moving portrait of fathers and sons. Based on a true story, "BEING FLYNN" follows Nick Flynn (Paul Dano of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, THERE WILL BE BLOOD) who is shocked to have his eccentric and long-absent father, Jonathan (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) reach out to him unexpectedly. Still feeling the loss of his mother (played in flashbacks by four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore) in the midst of starting a new relationship with Denise (JUNO's Olivia Thirlby), the last person Nick wants to see is his father. But you can't outrun fate and slowly Nick comes to realize he has been given the chance to make a real future not only for himself, but for his struggling father too.

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Paul Dano stars as Nick Flynn and Robert De Niro stars as Jonathan in Focus Features' Being Flynn (2012)
Robert De Niro stars as Jonathan and Paul Dano stars as Nick Flynn in Focus Features' Being Flynn (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the film refreshingly approaches none of these in the mode of "problem" or "issue"-related dramas..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..this barrel-scraping spectacle with a twist of salvation is pretty cut-rate..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..on paper, Nick Flynn's literary-minded novel isn't something that would necessarily work as an engaging film..”
by Edward Douglas [ComingSoon.net]