A Single Man

When George (Colin Firth), a college English professor, loses his partner Jim (Matthew Goode) in a tragic car accident, his will to carry on begins to slip. Fortunately, Charley (Julianne Moore), a wry 40 something beauty who knows George inside and out is able to lend an ear and be of help during the grieving process. But when Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), a young attractive student steps into the picture, salt is inadvertently poured into the wound of lost love.a-single-man-poster Set in the 1960’s, A Single Man examines the social taboos and structure of gay relationships in the era. Top notch acting from Firth and Moore offers incredibly honest and believable chemistry. And, the creative eye of director Tom Ford brings interesting perspective and insight to the characters motivations through a blending of flashback and reality as well as color and black and white. Strong drama and worth seeing, A Single Man is rated PG-13.