Alrighty folks. It’s contest time. Put your name in the hat for a drawing to win….
- $25 in movie tickets from Fandango.com
- the sound track by Badly Drawn Boy
- the book that inspired the movie
All you need do is leave a comment on this post, with your contact email address. The winner will be chosen 2 weeks from today.
Nationwide Release: March 16, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Focus Features
Based on the memoir By: Nick Flynn
Written & Directed By: Paul Weitz (“About a Boy”)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Lili Taylor, Wes Studi and Julianne Moore
LINKS / VIDEO
Official website http://focusfeatures.com/being_flynn
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Can one life story have two authors?
Being Flynn is the new dramatic feature from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Adapted from Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City, the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child.
Nick Flynn (portrayed in the film by Paul Dano of Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore), and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years.
Jonathan Flynn (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) has long defined himself as a great writer, “a master storyteller.” After abandoning his wife and child, Jonathan scrapes through life on his own terms, and ends up serving time in prison for cashing forged checks. After prison, he drives a cab for a number of years, but with his drinking and eccentricities now accelerating, he loses his job. Despite the occasional grandiose letter to his son, he has remained absent from Nick’s life.
Suddenly facing eviction from his apartment, Jonathan impulsively reaches out to Nick and the two come face-to-face. The older man is eloquent and formidable; overwhelmed, Nick nonetheless prepares to integrate his father into his own life. But, as quickly as he materialized, Jonathan flits away again.
Moving on, Nick takes a job at a homeless shelter, where he learns from Captain (Wes Studi) and Joy (Lili Taylor) how to relate to the guests who arrive night after night. Seeing the homeless – some permanently, some temporarily so – and hearing their stories, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work. He also sustains a romance with a co-worker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby). Then one night, Jonathan arrives, seeking a bed, and Nick’s senses of self and compassion falter. To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick will have to decide whom to seek redemption for first.
Evocatively told, ruefully funny, and moving in its depiction of the ties that bind, Being Flynn tells a story that reveals universal truths.
The original motion picture soundtrack for BEING FLYNN, features 15 original songs by Badly Drawn Boy, including the tracks “I’ll Keep The Things You Throw Away,” “Asleep At The Wheel,” “Harbor Street Check-in,” and more. Download on iTunes, buy from Amazon.
The soundtrack is available digitally now and physically on March 27th.
01. I’ll Keep The Things You Throw Away
02. Asleep At The Wheel
03. Harbor Street Check-in
04. If It’s Too Late
05. Last Day
06. The Smile Behind Your Face
07. Priest Rant
08. Coming To Your Senses
09. Sell My Blood
10. The Space Between My Ears
11. Jonathan Goes To Work
12. Letter, Mirror
13. Another Day, Another Night
14. Letter To The President
15. Let It Rain
In Theatres Nationwide March 16th
To read my personal views on the upcoming release of “Being Flynn”, read my previous post – here.