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6,498 Ratings

A Single Man

Directed by Tom Ford
United States, 2009
Drama, LGBT+


Mourning the loss of his partner Jim, George Falconer, an English professor working in Los Angeles, is finding life increasingly difficult to face. The series of events and encounters occurring over a single day will ultimately lead him to decide if there is a future for him in this world.

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A Single Man Directed by Tom Ford

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2009 | 2 wins including: Queer Lion

Academy Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2010 | 3 nominations including: Best Male Lead

Firth is all bottled anguish, the spark of life and feeling shut away within an invincibly British sense of propriety.
July 24, 2010
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Mr. Ford’s single man might be less common than Isherwood’s, a bit too exquisitely dressed. But with Mr. Firth, Mr. Ford has created a gay man troubled by ordinary grief and haunted by joy, a man apart and yet like any other.
December 10, 2009
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Colin Firth, who is in every scene, carries this movie like Atlas. He’s neither too tragic, nor too flip. His bitterness is matched by a sardonic sense of humor.
October 20, 2009
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