A Single Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult

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George is a gay British professor living in L.A. in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The movie details a day in his life, possible his last one because he plans to commit suicide that night. He is reeling from the death of his lover Jim, who died in a car accident 8 months ago. As the day progresses, George is making his final arrangements, writing letters, fixing his insurance policy. During the day, he meets up with Charley, a good friend of his, who seems to be in love with him, regardless of his homosexuality. George also spends time with a student Kenny, who's fixated on him and insists that they have a drink. After intimate conversations, the two go back to George's place, drunk. George has a change of heart and realizes that today isn't the day he's going to die—having experienced insightful moments that day that give him a little hope. Ironically, as he makes this epiphany, he suffers a heart attack and dies.
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Best part of story, including ending: It shows you the value of life, however "insignificant" or random events may seem.

Best scene in story: George's scenes with Kenny of their talks about life were interesting.

Opinion about the main character: George doesn't know how to live life without Jim, but when he gets the chance to get out of his sadness, it's too late.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Gay guys! Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Husband/boyfriend/squeeze

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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