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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Nick Flynn (Paul Dano) is a young writer trying to define himself. He misses his mother, who recently died, but his father, Jonathan (Robert De Niro), has been out of his life for 18 years. When Jonathan is in danger of losing his job and apartment, he reaches out to his son. Overwhelmed, Nick nonetheless prepares to welcome his father back into his life, then Jonathan quickly disappears again. When Nick later finds the man at a homeless shelter, he must make a big decision.

Cast: Robert De Niro , Paul Dano , Julianne Moore , Olivia Thirlby , Eddie Rouse , Steve Cirbus , Lili Taylor , Victor Rasuk

Director: Paul Weitz

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Being Flynn (2012)

Release Date: March 2nd, 2012|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Here, you can feel De Niro's full engagement in a character that echoes his roles in "Taxi Driver" and "Awakenings." It's a great wreck of a performance that feels bruisingly true. At its best, when it keeps sentimentality at bay, so does Being Flynn. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A handful of acting moments aside, Being Flynn is a drama without much in the way of rewards. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Robert De Niro has made several unwise choices in roles recently, and his belligerent wannabe writer in Being Flynn definitely adds to that list. show more

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