Release Date:July 10,2012
While being mostly engaging and somewhat emotionally impactful without ever being sentimental, is actually most notable for being the first time in what seems like at least a decade that Robert DeNiro has decided to actually act in a movie and not just phone it in. DeNiro is the reason to watch the film, his performance all-encompassing as he chews up scene-after-scene like he used to do. If for no other reason, check out Being Flynn to see what the once great actor is still capable of and maybe help wash away the lingering nausea left behind from Little Fockers.
Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Paul Dano and Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore give powerhouse performances in this compelling exploration of the unbreakable yet fragile bonds between parent and child, written and directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Nick Flynn (Dano) is a young writer seeking to define himself. His father Jonathan (De Niro), however, scrapes through life on his own terms and has not seen his son in 18 years. Taking a job at a homeless shelter, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work until one night Jonathan arrives seeking a bed. To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out to his dad in this “undeniably powerful” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) adaptation of Nick Flynn’s award-winning memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City.
• The Heart of Being Flynn
• My Scenes
• pocket BLU App