- Rated: R
- Run Time: 18 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 6, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Director's Commentary
- The Making of A Single Man Featurette
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 10/02/2009
"[Firth] gives a tender and memorable performance....A pre-liberation romantic reverie that insists that love is love, period."
Box Office - 10/30/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Fashion designer Tom Ford establishes himself as a filmmaker to celebrate from the very first sequence of his artfully constructed, heartfelt adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel A SINGLE MAN."
Rolling Stone - 12/10/2009
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Ford is a true visionary, but it's his humanity that gives the love story a ravishing, bruised grandeur."
USA Today - 12/16/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "Designer Tom Ford's directorial debut is an aesthetic wonder....The visuals are gorgeous, and the melancholy mood is exquisitely evoked."
Los Angeles Times - 12/11/2009
"Moore is absolutely buoyant. A luscious lush, she oozes mod sophistication..."
New York Times - 12/11/2009
"[Mr. Firth delivers a] delicately shaded performance....Certainly, the director knows how to exploit his actor's reserve to terrific effect..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/23/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "Firth plays George superbly, as a man who prepares a face to meet the faces that he meets. He betrays very little emotion..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/20/2009
Included in Los Angeles Times's "Best Films Of 2009" -- "[A] movie of mesmerizing beauty..."
Washington Post - 12/25/2009
"[A] movie of quiet but potent emotional power....The movie takes on the momentum and narrative tension of a thriller..."
Movieline - 12/11/2009
"[T]his impeccably glamorous period piece is just about the most dazzling visual experience of the year."
Total Film - 01/25/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "On the strength of this debut, Ford has impressive potential as a filmmaker....He's managed to guide Colin Firth to his finest onscreen performance yet."
Empire - 02/05/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is impeccably composed, astonishingly self-assured debut filmmaking. A SINGLE MAN is patently a labour of love, and you can feel Ford's commitment to the content in every frame."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2010
"It lets Colin Firth, who is superb as the numb, grieving hero, transmit a subtle range of experiences..."
Premiere - 07/06/2010
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "A smart, stylish, and intimate film....Firth excels as the understated grieving protagonist..."
George Falconer (Colin Firth) feels lost. Not only is he still grieving the death of his longtime companion, Jim (Matthew Goode), but he's also a Brit teaching English at a California college. He's so distraught with heartbreak that he's decided to kill himself, and proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day. He gives an unusually forceful lecture to his class, revealing enough that a perceptive student, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), senses something is wrong with the professor; collects his important financial papers from his bank; buys bullets for a handgun he owns; and makes a visit to his best friend (Julianne Moore). But throughout these methodical preparations, George keeps running into people -- a colleague's daughter, a attractive gay hustler, and the sympathetic Kenny -- who offer him glimpses of why he should stay alive. A SINGLE MAN is the directorial debut of legendary fashion designer Tom Ford.
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