Being Flynn (BLU-RAY)

Being Flynn

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Running Time: 
102 minutes

 "Being Flynn" is a movie about Jonathan Flynn (Robert de Niro) and his son, Nick (Paul Dano). Jonathan is a washed up writer, dead beat dad, and a cab driver. Nick is also a writer, works at a homeless shelter, and he has not see his Dad in 18 years. They are two flawed characters that are brought back together after Jonathan gets in an accident and ends up in jail with no one else to call. The reunion is not what Nick expected and Jonathan's life spirals even more out of control.

This was a very depressing and gritty movie that was too slow paced. I disliked Jonathan because he was a racist homophobe and Nick was too passive. My favorite character in the whole movie was Nick's mom, Jody (Julieanne Moore) because she was the most reliable character in the movie that did everything she could with what little she had while everyone else was hopeless and useless. Other than Jody, I was bored by the rest of the movie and they did not include too many extras. This was also, my least favorite movie starring Robert De Niro because his character seemed useless and there was no real conclusion to the movie. For those reasons, I am giving this movie a "D+."

Paul Arca
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