Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore

Release Date: 2009

Quick Review: Extraordinary

McCain DVD Call #: 2317

If you think Colin Firth will only be remembered as Mr. Darcy, think again.

To put it briefly, “A Single Man” is an emotionally gripping, visually stunning, humanly salient film. Firth’s performance will undoubtedly open new doors for him as one of today’s most gifted and expressive actors (for more proof, see “The King’s Speech”). George Falconer (Firth) is a man lost in grief because his partner, Jim, has died. The film takes place on one day–the day that George has chosen to commit suicide. Throughout the day, George arranges his affairs. However, what he thinks we be a simple day turns into a string of reminisces on the best parts of his life, and encounters with people who help him see the beauty in each moment. Julianne Moore shines as Charlie, his best friend. And Nicholas Hoult is remarkable as Kenny, a young man who tries to seduce George.