A Single Man

A Single Man follows a day in the life of George, played by Colin Firth.  George’s partner, Jim, played by Matthew Goode, was killed in a car accident eight months prior to the first scene of the movie.  The movie focuses on George, with flashbacks of his relationship with Jim interspersed throughout the movie.  The day in which we observe Jim’s life, is the day in which he decides to commit suicide.  Throughout the day, George encounters several characters who cause him to rethink his decision.

Colin Firth delivers one of the best performances of the year.  His portrayal of a gay man, who is still in the closet, is amazing.  You can literally feel George’s pain throughout the movie, especially when Jim’s cousin calls George to tell him that Jim has been killed in a car accident.

The use of color in the movie is also worth mentioning.  It seemed as though during the sad times in the movie, the characters and the scenery appear dull and boring. But when George experiences a good, happy time, the scenes became brighter and more colorful.  I thought this was an excellent addition to the movie.

I would definitely recommend A Single Man. Although there is not a lot of action in the movie, Firth’s acting and the beautiful cinematography make the film worth watching.

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2 thoughts on “A Single Man”

  1. I like the way you review movies, well done in not following the norm and conventional tell the whole story, who directed it, every actor in the movie and what the producers had for lunch on a particular day. Short, sweet and to the point. I will be checking this movie out because of your review, congrats and keep up the good work.

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