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A Single Man

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Single Man
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After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all.
Title: A single man
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sd., color ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: Commentary with producer/director, Tom Ford (optional commentary subtitles); "The making of a single man" featurette (ca. 16 min.).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood.
Summary: After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all.
Audience: MPAA rating R for some disturbing images and nuditysexual content.
Awards & Distinctions: Winner, Best Actor (Colin Firth), 2010 BAFTA Awards ; Winner, Best Actor (Colin Firth), 2009 Venice Film Festival.
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Statement of Responsibility: the Weinstein Company ; Fade to Black Productions presents in association with Depth of Field ; director of photography, Eduard Grau ; produced by Tom Ford, Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno ; written for the screen by Tom Ford, David Scearce ; directed by Tom Ford
Credits: Costume design, Arianne Phillips ; music by Abel Korzeniowski ; additional music by Shigeru Umebayashi ; editor, Joan Sobel ; production design, Dan Bishop ; art director, Ian Phillips ; set decorator, Amy Wells.
Performers: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simkins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Teddy Sears, Paul Butler, Aaron Sanders, Aline Weber.
System Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
Other Language: In English with optional English or English SDH subtitles.
Subject Headings: Loneliness Drama. Grief Drama. College teachers California Los Angeles Drama. Gay men Drama. Gay men California Los Angeles Drama. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 Film adaptations.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Topical Term: Loneliness
Grief
College teachers
Gay men
Gay men
Publisher No: 35385
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Aug 16, 2014
  • paint123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought this movie was fantastic. Shot beautifully and just incredibly well done. Very interesting story as well. I definitely enjoyed it

I'm out of town and won't be able to return the DVD until 8.1--sorry for the inconvenience.

A tale about a man named George (Colin Firth) coping with the days after his longtime boyfriend, Jim (Matthew Goode), dies. The film is not at all action packed - and seems rather boring to many - but it is interesting in its own way. The acting is well done, and props to Julianne Moore on the Brit accent and Nicholas Hoult on the American accent. The story is told through flashbacks and poignant music.These techniques strengthen the slowing of time used within the film to show George's emotional state. The point-of-view shots from George's perspective as he focuses on lips and eyes of other characters also attribute a sense of his state of mind as he tries and cope with his loss. This film captures the day to day moments after a major crisis happens as apposed to the major crisis that most other films portray. Those moments are also hard to deal with and also deserve to be told.

Jun 25, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Well acting was above average but the story wasn't what I expected sorry not into to men

May 06, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant acting aside, I didn't like any of the characters in the film.
Some lives are so flaccid that I didn't really care what happened to them.

Mar 15, 2014
  • ncs1961 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found it a compelling story of moving through grief. It portrayed one day in a lonely man's life, but shed light on much more. I am interested to learn more about Christopher Isherwood.

Mar 11, 2014
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is a well-done movie, with superb acting! Expressive, artistic! Do listen to the commentary, worth it! It is a sad movie.. Worth watching!

Feb 06, 2014
  • docjnsuss rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

As boring and depressed as this English professor appears to be it is no wonder he contemplates suicide after his lover's death. The professor's raison d'etre is a connection with another human being which in his case is a male companion. Lacking a human connection the professor prefers death. How sad. There is not enough substance to recommend this movie.

Sep 04, 2013
  • Gelleebein rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Snore.... Colin Firth and Julianne Moore gave what they could to the characters but the movie dragged along.

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Oct 25, 2012
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Mar 26, 2012
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Mar 31, 2011
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Mar 15, 2011
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Nov 02, 2012
  • missy2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Cover intentionally misleads. This is about gay love, and Matthew Goode's face should have been on the cover art, rather than Julianne Moore's.

Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A story that centers on an English professor who, one year after the sudden death of his partner, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960's Los Angeles.

Mar 15, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Based on the same name novel by Christopher Isherwood , this film is a romantic story of love interrupted. The isolation that all of us feel , especially after the loss of a loved one, leads the way to recognizing the importance of the " little things " in life.

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Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Mar 15, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: disturbing images ( auto accident)

Mar 15, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: nudity

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Apr 15, 2012
  • maggiemcmaster rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

George: [whispered] Just get through the goddamn day.

Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

George: The bathroom's just down the hall, if you'd like to take a shower.
Kenny: Aren't you taking a shower too, Sir?
George: Oh, I'm fine, I'm English, we like to be cold and wet.

Mar 15, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Sometimes awful things have their own kind of beauty."

"Death is the future."

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Mar 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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