Opens: December 11, 2009 (limited release)
Website: Official A Single Man site
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Ginnifer Goodwin, Nicholas Hoult, Lee Pace
My Review: A Single Man is an emotional drama that stars Colin Firth. And that’s about all I need to know to decide that I will eventually be seeing this. For those who need a bit more:
Based on a Christopher Isherwood novel, A Single Man tells the story of one man’s struggle to go on after suffering a great loss. Set in 1962, it follows one day in a British professor’s life in
Rounding out the cast is an impressive, but not ostentatious, group of actors, including Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Nicholas Hoult. A Single Man has already played at several film festivals and received mostly positive feedback from both critics and audience members, with Firth’s heartbreaking performance already creating a bit of Oscar buzz as the awards season starts to gear up. Colin Firth in any role tends to make me a bit swoony; Colin Firth mourning the loss of the love of his life may very well push me over the edge.
Would I Pay For It?: Given the opportunity, yes, but due to its limited release, it’ll probably be rented, and is already in my Netflix queue.