March 2, 2012
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Paul Weitz
MPAA Rating: R (for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and brief nudity)
Screenwriter: Paul Weitz
Starring: Wes Studi, Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Lili Taylor, Olivia Thirlby
Copyright Holder: N/A
"Being Flynn" is the new dramatic feature from writer/director Paul Weitz ("About a Boy"). Adapted from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir "Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City," the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child. Paul Dano ("Little Miss Sunshine," "There Will Be Blood") portrays Nick Flynn, a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (Julianne Moore), and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years. Jonathan Flynn (Robert De Niro) has long defined himself as a great writer, "a master storyteller." Suddenly facing eviction from his apartment, Jonathan impulsively reaches out to Nick and the two come face-to-face.