A Single Man

Based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel A Single Man
Directed by
Tom Ford

A Single Man is a wonderfully stylized movie starring Colin Firth as George, a “homo-sexual” college professor (to use the parlance of the movie’s time,) who has 8 months ago suffered the loss of his lover of 16 years.  The movie takes place in 1960s Los Angeles and chronicles the emotional aftermath of George’s loss on a day when he is feeling less than optimistic about continuing his own life.  Firth’s character genuinely struggles to find meaning in his life without the presence of his lost love, personified through flashbacks and photographic memories.

I thought the acting in this movie was excellent. Colin Firth, who is up for an Oscar in this role for Best Continue reading