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Being Flynn (2012)

 -  Drama  -  19 April 2012 (Hungary)
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Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.

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Nick Flynn, in his 20s, hasn't found his place in the world yet, but hopes to be a writer. Around the time he takes a job at a homeless shelter in Boston, his father, Jonathan, who considers himself a great writer and who hasn't see Nick in years, abruptly makes fleeting contact. A few months later, the down-and-out Jonathan shows up at Nick's shelter and becomes a resident. This disorients Nick; he doesn't handle it well, compounded by Jonathan's belligerent behavior. Nick's memories of his mother, his budding relationship with a co-worker, and his own demons make things worse. Can anything improve? Is he his father's son? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City  »

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$43,990 (USA) (2 March 2012)

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$526,322 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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Original title of the film was "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City", the title of the memoir the film is adapted from. See more »

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[first lines]
Jonathan Flynn: America has produced only three classic writers - Mark Twain, J.D. Salinger and me. I'm Jonathan Flynn. Everything I write is a masterpiece. And soon, very soon, I shall be known.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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This Beautiful Idea
Written and Performed by Damon Gough (as Badly Drawn Boy)
Courtesy of One Last Fruit
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The art of being you
6 October 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

How much we inherit from our parents doesn't necessary make us become who we really are. Some might take pride into extending the tradition while others might fight against any residue of similarity to prove otherwise.

"Being Flynn" is a beautiful drama based on a true story of survival and search for one's self. It is tragically positive as we grow with the character of Paul Dano, very nicely played, to discover new possibilities are always possible when you put your mind to it, navigating through your troubles and finding strength and determination within yourself. De Niro is absolutely amazing as an estranged father who thinks highly of himself, in spite of all his shortcomings. It's a rewarding experience that delivers a good message of the importance of finding out who you are and validating your existence.


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