REVIEW: BEING FLYNN
OVERVIEW: Two-time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro (Raging Bull; The Godfather Part II), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood;
Little Miss Sunshine) and Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore (Game Change; The Kids Are All Right) give powerhouse
performances in Focus Features’ Being Flynn. Based on a true story, the drama is a compelling exploration of the unbreakable yet fragile
bonds between parent and child. Adapted and directed by Academy Award© nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy) from Nick Flynn’s 2004
memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City, Being Flynn debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Universal
Studios Home Entertainment on July 10, 2012.
Nick Flynn (Dano) is a young writer seeking to define himself. His father Jonathan (De Niro) scrapes through life on his own terms, and
has not seen his son in 18 years. Taking a job at a homeless shelter, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work until one night Jonathan
arrives seeking a bed. To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out to his dad in a moving
story that reveals universal truths. With a gifted supporting cast that includes Olivia Thirlby (Juno),Lili Taylor (Public Enemies), and Wes Studi (Avatar) and featuring an original score by Badly Drawn Boy, Being Flynn possesses “honest
feeling, genuine humanity and real intelligence” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times).
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. 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.
Evocatively told, ruefully funny, and moving in its depiction of the ties that bind, Being Flynn tells a story that reveals universal truths
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish
THE HEART OF BEING FLYNN: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Being Flynn, featuring interviews with
stars Robert De Niro and Paul Dano, and Director/Screenwriter Paul Weitz.
o Picture-in-Picture – featuring pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons of some the film’s most exciting scenes.
pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
o Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
o Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
o Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
o Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
o Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
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