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 April 03, 2012
“Seven Days In Utopia” (2011 also) this movie is not, but it shows you Robert DeNiro’s acting versatility. In Being Flynn, Jonathan (DeNiro) a failed writer, alcoholic, homeless person, who appears after 18 years to depend on and vicariously inspire his son Nick (Paul Dano), who works in a shelter, along with the beautiful Olivia Thirby (Denise) to become the writer he always hoped to be.
Great acting and drama dealing with street people, shelters and failed hopes due to broken focus. I sought this movie for inspiration of people rising above their wayward lifestyle to discover and fulfill their hidden talents.
Slowly, after almost reaching the same wretched condition as his dad, Nick introspectively sees through the many wrecked lives that surround him at the shelter and pulls himself out of the vicious cycle of drugs, alcohol and depravity of street life and start to become a writer his dad was always talking about becoming.