Rent A Single Man (2009)

3.4 of 5 from 786 ratings
1h 36min
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Synopsis:
Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, A Single Man, is the story of George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor (Colin Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode).
Actors:
, , , , , Paulette Lamori, , , , , , Aline Weber, , , Alicia Carr, , , , ,
Directors:
Voiced By:
Jon Hamm
Writers:
Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford
Others:
Arianne Phillips
Studio:
Icon
Genres:
Drama, Lesbian & Gay
Awards:

2010 BAFTA Best Actor

2009 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
07/06/2010
Run Time:
96 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by director Tom Ford
  • Making of A single man
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/06/2010
Run Time:
100 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by director Tom Ford
  • Making of A single man

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Reviews (8) of A Single Man

What acting ! - A Single Man review by JD

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The Bafta award for acting was won 100 times over. Firth plays such a diverse range of emotions with supreme subtlety. It is a powerful drama using acting skill rather than plot to create tension. Its gayness is pretty full-on but isn't pornographic at all. The plot is pretty basic but this film is about feelings rather than story.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Heart warming - A Single Man review by JV

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This is a good film. It is about love and loss. To characterise it is as "gay and lesbian" is misleading.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Classy British acting - A Single Man review by Pete W

Spoiler Alert

A group of (mainly) British actors give a restrained, dignified set of performances. Colin Firth dominates the film and is in practically every shot. An interesting story line with a number of twists and turns kept me engaged. I agree with a previous reviewer - the "gay" tag is irrelevant.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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