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BEING FLYNN

 
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At Theaters: 3/2/2012 On Video: 7/10/2012
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 589965
Studio: Focus Features
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Nick's memoir chronicles his life growing up in suburban Massachusetts in the 1970s and his work at a Boston homeless shelter in the 1980s.
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Comedy Drama - This fact-based dramedy is a major showcase for its two stars, Robert De Niro and Paul Dano. Julianne Moore fans may be disappointed by her very limited screen time. Language, drugs, sex, and overall mature subject matter make the film inappropriate for kids, who would not be interested anyhow.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Robert DeNiro NEW YEAR'S EVE, KILLER ELITE, LIMITLESS
Paul Dano COWBOYS AND ALIENS, KNIGHT AND DAY
Olivia Thirlby THE DARKEST HOUR
Lili Taylor THE HAUNTING
Wes Studi THE NEW WORLD, DEEP RISING
Julianne Moore CRAZY STUPID LOVE, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, CHLOE
Director: Paul Weitz LITTLE FOCKERS, THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT
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About The Production
Being Flynn
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 10 S-words; 1 GD; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex and unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: Hits and beatings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, cocaine, crack, marijuana.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Comic lines; dark humor; drug humor.
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USA Today Full Review
Average Being Flynn dishes out plenty of misery, but never satisfies by delving beneath the surface.

NY Post Full Review
Below Average Sadly, De Niro's Jonathan delivers a more accurate critique of "Being Flynn" when he tells a fellow street crazy who thinks he's being filmed, "That would be one boring, redundant piece-of-s - - t movie.''

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Nick Flynn Paul Dano) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (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 (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.

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