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R| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
George (Colin Firth) is a college professor who recently lost his lover, Jim, in a car accident. Terribly grief-stricken, George plans to commit suicide. As he goes about his daily routine and puts his affairs in order, his encounters with colleagues, students and an old friend (Julianne Moore) lead him to make a final decision as to whether life is worth living without Jim.

Cast: Colin Firth , Julianne Moore , Nicholas Hoult , Matthew Goode , Jon Kortajarena , Paulette Lamori , Ryan Simpkins , Ginnifer Goodwin

Director: Tom Ford

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

A Single Man (2009)

Release Date: December 11th, 2009|1 hr. 39 min.

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fan reviews ( 21 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film belongs to Firth. Uncanny at showing the heart crumbling under George's elegant exterior, he gives the performance of his career. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's hard to sell people on a movie about grief, but A Single Man deserves recognition for being about something real that usually goes unexplored: The grief from which there really can be no return. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though the deliberate pace can feel slow to glacial at times, the visuals are gorgeous, and the melancholy mood is exquisitely evoked. show more

  • November 13, 2011 pu00000000106282
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    as a totally straight, but kinda metro guy, i thought this movie was freako awesome.. i could go on and on, but just about everything you want in a good movie, it had.. i mean all elements, from the acting to the story to the cinematography and the music was haunting and kinda epic.. i know a lot of people wont get it, bc it\'s def an indie art film, but if you are deciding to see it or not.. ask yourself, did I think Shrek was b/a? or is There Will Be Blood awesomesauce.. if you liked Shrek, keep looking, if you like TWBB, then you\'ll love it

  • May 11, 2010 drarthurwells
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    As a male heterosexual I found it difficult to connect and empathize with the loss of a male homosexual partner, but the skillful and well crafted production and acting helped me connect somewhat. I would rate this 3 stars in terms of my enjoyment of the film, 4 stars in recognition of the fine acting and production, and would say it is a 5 star movie for those with positive feelings about male to male love relationships for whom the movie would have much meaning.

  • April 20, 2010 xmasjan2
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    This movie was excellent. I recently lost my spouse, and the emotions shown in this film were exactly what I had felt and still do feel. It was very hard to watch but was "dead on". The reviews saying it was over the top apparently have not gone through this life shattering experience themselves. It was "real life".

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Fashion designer Tom Ford won raves last year for his directoral debut, 'A Single Man,' about a depressed gay professor living in Southern California in the early 1960s. But does he have plans to...

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