Being Flynn (2012)


“[to Nick] Destiny has brought us together for one fleeting moment. Let’s not spit in its eye.” – Jonathan Flynn

Number of Times Seen – Twice (10 Jul 2012 and 23 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A volunteer in a homeless shelter encounters his estranged father and must decide if he wants to reignite their relationship or not.

My Take on it – Interesting idea that allows us to see how these characters deal with the ups and downs of life.

The lead cast is great with Paul Dano and Robert DeNiro both giving stellar performances as the two main characters who are father and son.

Unfortunately, the story itself moves at such a slow pace that it drags far too much as the story tries to move forward.

The chemistry between the characters works because we can really believe the conflicts between them that erupts over the course of the story.

The story is based on the memoirs of the real people who this happened to and that adds a bit to things in order to make it before enjoyable.

The story deals with some great issues including addiction and homelessness and that helps keep things interesting and engaging to watch unfold especially given the unpredictability of the plot which goes in directions that one might not have expected.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Off-screen, while taking a break from filming and still in costume, Robert De Niro attempted to enter The Greenwich hotel, which he co-owns. Security did not recognize De Niro, turned him away, and would not let him in. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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