Opened: December 11, 2009
Directed by: Tom Ford
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Teddy Sears, Paul Butler, Aaron Sanders & Lee Pace
With a title that symbolizes its main character in more than one way, A Single Man is a visually stylish film that’ll transport you to a different era.
George Falconer (Colin Firth) has decided to kill himself and is living out his last day. He’s been depressed since he lost his longtime love Jim (Matthew Goode), but finds solace in his friend Charley (Julianne Moore) and his student Kenny (Nicholas Hoult).
The lighting and colors add so much to the film where everything is brighter when George is happy and dull when he’s sad. It helps the audience visualize his ups and downs through the day, which is important when you think about people with mental health issues.
Director Tom Ford brings his style experience to the screen with gorgeous fashion from the 1960s.
Final say: A beautiful tragedy. ★★★★☆