March 16, 2012

#Giveaway - #BeingFlynn Movie Tie-in Book & $25 Fandango Bucks



Can one life story have two authors?

Being Flynn is the new dramatic feature from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Adapted from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City, the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child.

Nick Flynn (portrayed in the film by Paul Dano of Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore), and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years.

Jonathan Flynn (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) has long defined himself as a great writer, "a master storyteller." After abandoning his wife and child, Jonathan scrapes through life on his own terms, and ends up serving time in prison for cashing forged checks. After prison, he drives a cab for a number of years, but with his drinking and eccentricities now accelerating, he loses his job. Despite the occasional grandiose letter to his son, he has remained absent from Nick's life.

Suddenly facing eviction from his apartment, Jonathan impulsively reaches out to Nick and the two come face-to-face. The older man is eloquent and formidable; overwhelmed, Nick nonetheless prepares to integrate his father into his own life. But, as quickly as he materialized, Jonathan flits away again.

Moving on, Nick takes a job at a homeless shelter, where he learns from Captain (Wes Studi) and Joy (Lili Taylor) how to relate to the guests who arrive night after night. Seeing the homeless – some permanently, some temporarily so – and hearing their stories, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work. He also sustains a romance with a co-worker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby). Then one night, Jonathan arrives, seeking a bed, and Nick's senses of self and compassion falter. To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick will have to decide whom to seek redemption for first.

Evocatively told, ruefully funny, and moving in its depiction of the ties that bind, Being Flynn tells a story that reveals universal truths.

Release Date: March 16, 2012

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    What I like about this story is that explores the relationship between an absent father and his son. I can totally relate.

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  3. I'm curious to see Robert Deniro in a different, dramatic type of role.

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  4. I'm captivated by this story, and I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie!!

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  5. Lili Taylor is in it! Love her!

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  6. I like that it's about father-son relationship

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  7. I like how under the title of the movie it says, "we're all works in progress"-so true!

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  9. I learned that the movie is adapted from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir.

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  10. That Julianne Moore plays in it.

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  11. Vanity Fair review stated that Robert De Niro is magnificent. A smashing performance in a very fine film. I think he’ll get nominated for an Oscar.

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  18. This sounds like a great read (and I would like to see the movie, too!).

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  24. I didn't know Paul Dano was in it.
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  35. The movie explores the bonds between parent and child.

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  38. Julianne Moore is the mother. It looks like a great film!

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