A Single Man
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In Los Angeles 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim. George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately lead him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim. George is consoled by his closest friend Charley, a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Firth's portrayal of a man repressing his grief while being unable to repress his instinct for love and for life is excellent and moving, while Ford's balancing of depth and surface is precarious but ultimately winning."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"His first time out, Ford has made one of the best films of the year."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A rare thing-a mainstream, melancholy love story, haunted by the past."
‑ Amy Taubin, Film Comment Magazine
"...offers a raw view of the gay experience that has nothing to do with sex."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Director Tom Ford intends this film to be a celebration of life, but it misses the mark. The balance of this sorrow-laden film is too heavily weighted towards the depression side of the scales for that. Great performance by Firth, though."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Ford's eye for period detail is exact; brief cutaways, incisive dialogue, and charged glances telegraph the cold-war paranoia and sexual alienation of the early 60s."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"In this beautifully tailored drama, content and style have as vital a relationship as George and Jim did. The one would be lost without the other."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Ford's film is an addict for prettiness and in the process resembles an excessively over-designed photo shoot rather than a film."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man is unspeakably gorgeous to behold. From the glorious cinematography to the impossibly beautiful actors and actresses; no frame is wasted on anything even close to ugliness."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Tom Ford's feature directorial debut, A Single Man, is a bold first step, both visually ambitious and unapologetic about its point-of-view."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A Single Man still stands as a vivid portrait of life behind a veil, and Firth certainly delivers one of the best performances of the year."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"One of the year's more satisfying films."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"What keeps the film anchored is the growing unease that Firth exudes in quiet, crushing waves. He's always at his best, single-handed."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
"El diseñador Tom Ford debuta como director de cine con el retrato íntimo e introspectivo de un personaje en crisis existencial. Una película sensible y madura, si bien peca de cierto exceso de esteticismo."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"A patient and never less than gripping character study that serves as a reminder of the emotional intimacy achievable on film. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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