Saturday, March 3, 2012

Being Flynn movie: Reviews and Interviews

Photo by David Lee, Focus Features
I know. I know. I can't stop talking about this. AND I haven't even seen it yet! I know. Unless you live in L.A. or New York, Being Flynn is NOT even currently playing in a theatre near you. And maybe you didn't even read the book it's based on. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Yes, that's the title. No mystery why they changed it for the big screen, eh? So why won't I shut up about it?  I am so intrigued to see how the filmmakers dealt with such a raw and difficult book. Paul Weitz the director co-directed
About A Boy with his brother Chris, and that was emotional territory to be sure but the landscape was certainly not as rough and hard to travail as the story of a boy with an alchoholic father who abandons him subsequently to serve time in jail, end up not only homeless, but living in the homeless shelter that the boy, now grown works in.  The film in intriguing because the source material is memoir, it's also intriguing because it asks Robert DeNiro to go back to his old acting ways. Remember Raging Robert DeNiro? This film has found him, in fact it's knowing this aspect of DeNiro that makes his comically controlled Mr. Focker so funny.
Anyway, here's a couple of reviews so that if you can't see it at least you can read about it. Also, some video interviews worth watching.
New York Times Review
Los Angeles Times Review

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