Written March 04, 2012
The performances are incredibly good, perhaps too good. We walked out after an hour of unrelenting bleakness and self-destructive behavior on the part of both main roles. This movie should be seen only by those with an ability to absorb a plunge into the depths of human misery.
Written March 18, 2012
This film is not the typical commercial popcorn fare most often found in your local cineplex. Keep this in mind and you won't be disappointed in thinking the title indicates some wishy-washy romantic comedy or light drama. In fact, light would be polar opposite in describing this film. The screenplay here is dark, deep and brooding, a composition worthy of the mighty character actors executing it. Filled with dialogue steeped in masterfully constructed allegory, this film's storied subtext takes its viewer in myriad directions at once. Although not made for the casual filmgoer, this movie's well worth its ticket price, provided of course you're not looking for the "Scott Pilgrim" or "Bridesmaids" genre. Otherwise, see it. You definitely won't be disappointed.
Written March 06, 2012
I did make it in to watch "Being Flynn" Robert De Niro at his best!!! He is an amazing actor, The picture and details are beautiful
Written March 03, 2012
This movie was better than I had expected even though it dragged a bit in the middle of the movie. I did cry a few times because it was a deep movie. I liked that De Niros character was a strong character who never gave up and never pitied himself and at the end he survives to witness his son as a famous poet/writer. I felt that the father & son both were heros in their own right. Great music and good acting. I would buy the music score. This movie could almost be very slow and drag thru out but good thing the director was able to keep it interesting by adding things you wouldnt expect to see. I would say that it was the writing that was lacking here if anything and that compromised the actors roles... but still worth watching!
Written March 25, 2012
DeNiro and Dano do very good jobs however I found the movie depressing. Maybe the fact that the movie is too close to what I see around me everyday and I am not willing to fill my free time with more of the dark side of life. I would only recommend this movie to those who feel they need a dose of "reality" and are willing to be satisfied with the fact that actors can do a very good job portraying people's saddest traits.