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.
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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.