• A Single Man (2009)

A Single Man

Release Date: December 11th, 2009

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2010

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

Production Co: Depth of Field, Fade to Black Productions, Artina Films

Keywords: Transformation, Brooding, Friend, Fall, House, Love, 1960s, Cheeky, Emotional, Death, Friendship

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Bob MondelloNPR

    An exquisite, almost sensual grief suffuses every frame of A Single Man. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Sensitive and stylish. show more

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Some films aren't revelations, exactly, but they burrow so deeply into old truths about love and loss and the mess and thrill of life, they seem new anyway. A Single Man is one such film, one of the best of 2009 show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role