Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Single Man

2009 American Feature

Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnfer Goodwin and Lee Pace
Director: Tom Ford
Writers: Tom Ford and David Scearce, based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood

College professor George Falconer, still reeling from the death of his partner, plans to end his own life. His final day is filled with preparations, doubt, and unexpected hope.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 85% / Audience: 78%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 77% / Audience: 8.2%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (Firth).
  • AFI Award for Movies of the Year.
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor (Firth); also nominated for Best Costume Design.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Actor (Firth), Supporting Actress (Moore), Adapted Screenplay and Art Direction.
  • Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Dorian Awards for Film of the Year, LGBT-Themed Film of the Year and Film Performances of the Year (Firth).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor (Firth), Supporting Actress (Moore) and Original Score.
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best First Feature, Male Lead (Firth) and First Screenplay.
  • International Cinephile Society Awards for Best Actor (Firth) and Original Score.
  • London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year (Firth).
  • Movie Dearest Award for Movie of the Year.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor (Firth).
  • Venice Film Festival Queer Lion Award and Best Actor (Firth).
  • World Soundtrack Awards for Discovery of the Year (Composer Abel Korzeniowski) and Public Choice.

  • Fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut. Ford financed the film himself.
  • Casting Call: Jamie Bell.
  • Artist Don Bachardy, the long-time partner of Christopher Isherwood, makes a cameo appearance in the English Department staff room scene. A piece of Bachardy's artwork can also be seen in the film.
  • Fashion journalist Richard Buckley, Tom Ford's partner, also has a cameo appearance, in the waiting room scene at the college.

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