• Being Flynn (2012)

Being Flynn

Release Date: March 2nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2012

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

Production Co: Depth of Field, Community Films, Tribeca Productions

Keywords: Father, Transformation, Amusing, Love, 1980s, Moving, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    There's no doubt that Being Flynn is an attempt at something painful and genuine – the movie itself yearns to make a connection, even if it can't quite locate the most effective channels. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Robert De Niro and writer-director Paul Weitz find the most congenial material either of them has had in quite some time in Being Flynn. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    And then there's the simple fact of De Niro, playing a delusional taxi driver. It's easy to imagine Being Flynn's story turning precious in the wrong hands, but Weitz and his cast spin it just right - as a narrative that is both emotionally real, and just writerly enough to suit its leading men. show more

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