Writer-director Paul Weitz turns his hand to this moving portrait of fathers and sons. Based on a true story, Being Flynn follows Nick Flynn (Paul Dano) who is shocked to have his eccentric and long-a... read more
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2012
Stats: 259 reviews
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April 24, 2013
Inspiring and touching. Great cast, excellent story
December 11, 2012
"First off, great cast. I really liked more then half of the actor's in this and I was really wanting to see this movie. The story is depressing. The father and son are very much alike. They are both writers, loners, and dependent on substances to help them deal with life. Things...
November 16, 2012
Based on his memoirs, this is the story of Nick Flynn- a burgeoning writer who is struggling to find his place in the world. His mother committed suicide, and he hasn't seen his wayward con of a father in 18 years. Nick takes a job at a homeless shelter to aid in his quest for me...
September 9, 2012fb791220692
"Being Flynn" succeeds at making some very interesting observations about the burdensome relationship between parent and offspring, but for a film that deals with some very heavy subject matter (including drugs, homelessness, insanity, and dysfunctional families), it feels oddly ...
August 25, 2012
I think it's fair to say that Robert DeNiro's film's over the last ten years or so have been pretty lacklustre. Regardless of this, I'm still that much of a fan that I will always venture into them anyway. If only, to see a glimmer of the great actor enjoying his work again. This...
July 4, 2012
We're All Works In Progress.
Not so bad but not so great either! Mediocre film for me. Being Flynn isn't an easy film to access, but will more than likely touch you in some way or form if you grew up with any sort of parental issues. With the expected strong performance from Pau...
April 1, 2012
Seems a tad pointless at times, but still a very watchable and quite interesting look at a difficult father-son relationship. There's no false sentimentalism here; Nick and Jonathan seem to have genuine problems liking each other at times, which offers a rather refreshing change ...
March 9, 2013
The film was so so. I felt like I have seen this kind of film before and done better. It reminded me of movies like The Fisher King, the Saint of Fort Washington, and Where the Day Takes You. I thought those films were better than this one. I thought the film was a bit slow. I al...
February 5, 2013
I thought that Sam Flynn had already found his long-lost father, but hey, this film is, in oh so many other ways, not in the least what I would have expected from the third installment in the "TRON" series, so I guess I'll run with it. No, folks, we're not talking about Jeff Brid...
September 8, 2012
Being Flynn is an uneven but ultimately effective drama. At it's heart, it's an authentic (being based on a true story) tale of self-loathing and being alienated from ones' father, and one that strikes a good balance between being poignant, but not canned. At the same time, the n...
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