The debut feature of designer Tom Ford is set in L.A. c.1962. Professor George Falconer, is struggling through a life without his recently deceased long time partner. The series of events and encounters on a single day will ultimately lead him to decide if there is a future for him in this world.
it has its poetic moments,but it's concerned more with appearance than depth. Look at the critical stance it takes on 60's American morals, it remains just at the level of discourse, but is never translated visually, because everyone is beautiful,they dress good and life's pretty much a fashion magazine.But one from the 2000's because the style doesn't match what it's supposed to do. 4 words: Where the Truth Lies
This movie is closer to perfection than anything I've seen in recent years.
It's so visually appealing (the saturated colors in things/situations that George considerers beautiful in the bluntness of his daily routine; the sets; the clothes...); with two amazing performances by Firth and Moore plus a great supporting cast; a masterful score; a strong message; and a perfect ending.
Would have rated it 6, if I could.
Beautiful imagery and emotional resonance make this film well worth watching. Colin Firth gives the performance of his career and arguably of last year. I enjoyed the fact that homosexuality wasn't the sole focus of this character, but rather, a facet of a much more complex character.