Monday, May 14, 2012

Being Flynn

I felt this whole pressure being lifted as I walked out the cinema. Of wondering if they actually do show good shit in the theatres these days. All I knew about 'Being Flynn' were the 2 solid actors in it - Robert De Niro and Paul Dano. Rememeber that I was quite impressed by the latter in his turn as an evangelical priest who had then matched Daniel Day Lewis every inch of the way. 

Being Flynn is a story of a father and son who eventually meet each other in unforseen and unfortunate circumstances. The elder, played quite brilliantly by Robert De Niro, maniacally trying to understand the legacy he is going to leave behind in this world where he finds himself isolated. While the son engaged in trying to understand the legacy that he inherited - from a dead mother and an invisible father. "We're all works in progress" -a lofty idea to be deconstructed over 90 minutes, but a fine film.

Rating : * * *

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