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A Single Man

A Single Man

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Our best guess for you: 3.5 stars

Average of 901 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2009 M Contains adult themes.

This stream-of-consciousness, 1960s-era drama centers on a day in the life of George Falconer (Colin Firth, in an Oscar-nominated role), an English-born, Los Angeles college professor reeling from the recent death of his lover of 16 years. Fashion designer Tom Ford makes his directoral debut with this luminous film, which is based on Christopher Isherwood's novel.

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Duration
96 minutes
Awards
2009 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth

DVD details

Screen Format
2.40:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
4
Subtitles
English for the hearing impaired
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.40:1
Zone
B
Subtitles
English for the hearing impaired
Audio
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Dolby Digital 2.0

44 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by wildechick

Colin Firth should have won an Oscar for this. He's in every single scene, and he is mesmerising. Ford's debut directorial effort is the best evocation of bereavement I've yet seen on screen - perfectly... Read more

4 by Kate Bush

Stunningly shot and well acted. An emotive piece, a little black, but thought provoking.

4 by Hello 2 Jason Isaacs

An exquisite film of beauty and sadness. Immaculate design and gorgeous cinematography, every frame is infused with a sensual warmth. Colin Firth is simply wonderful in a fantastically understated... Read more

4 by LisaDR

Really enjoyed this - a beautiful film. Colin Firth is amazing!

2 by theatrebuff

Very convoluted. Never sure what time we are in Past Present or perhaps future.

Not sure what the point of the film was.

Not having read the book and I am sure that would make it a little... Read more

4 by ElsieV

Found this a really interesting and well made movie and Colin Firth was impressive.

4 by K2M

Amazing. Simply worth watching for the beautiful art direction and incredible acting by Colin Firth.

5 by vince

An astounding performance in a beautifully crafted movie. You owe it to yourself to experience this film. Both my wife and I were floored by it.

5 by Tell me a story

I defy anyone not to be impressed by this exquistedly crafted movie. Colin Firth 's sublime performance is beyond acting.

4 by meliss

I loved this film!!! Great cinematography, set, script, execution and TOM FORD spectacles ha! Great to see Colin Firth playing such a different character instead of the predictable 'nice guy'. Highly recommend.