Friday, January 22, 2010

Movie to see this weekend: A Single Man

I loved A Single Man, designer Tom Ford's directing debut. Colin Firth smartly and convincingly plays a gay man living in the 1960s reckoning with the loss of his lover for whom he can't mourn openly. It is both sad and beautiful. Tom Ford pulled out all of the stops for his movie debut, with artsy, over-the-top scenes in some instances, which remind you that he is a fashion designer, while some scenes were done with controlled precision and are very effective. One thing that everyone will be able to agree on is that the clothing and set decoration is on par with 1960s LA, and that aspect of the movie is extremely enjoyable to view and feel a part of for an hour and thirty nine minutes. Julianne Moore plays a funny but also tragic and enjoyable character to get to know. Her glam hair, makeup, and clothing are beautiful. They make me want to jump back in time and live in the 60s for a while.

2 comments:

MaryBeth Hughes said...

so it really is that good? i've been hearing so many great things about it, i can't wait to see it! isn't julian moore great? have you seen her guest spot on 30 rock? her boston accent is annoyingly wonderful.

happy weekend!

Laurel said...

I am putting this on my blockbuster list!

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