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The Goldfinch (2019)

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A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Director:

John Crowley

Writers:

Peter Straughan (screenplay by), Donna Tartt (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oakes Fegley ... Young Theo Decker
Ansel Elgort ... Adult Theo Decker
Nicole Kidman ... Mrs. Barbour
Jeffrey Wright ... Hobie
Luke Wilson ... Larry
Sarah Paulson ... Xandra
Willa Fitzgerald ... Adult Kitsey Barbour
Aneurin Barnard ... Adult Boris
Finn Wolfhard ... Young Boris
Ashleigh Cummings ... Adult Pippa
Aimee Laurence ... Young Pippa (as Aimée Lawrence)
Robert Joy ... Welty
Boyd Gaines ... Mr. Barbour
Carly Connors ... Young Kitsey Barbour
Luke Kleintank ... Adult Platt Barbour
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Storyline

13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Story of a Stolen Life

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Julianne Moore turned down the part of Theodore's mother, while Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson turned down the part of Hobie. See more »

Goofs

When Theo listens to the sick girl's iPod, he presses the center button to unpause the music. This is the wrong button, the play/pause button below it would unpause the music. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adult Theo Decker: [narrating] In Amsterdam I dreamt I saw my mother again. She was just as glad to see me as I was to see her. Same beautiful pale blue eyes. Everything would have turned out netter if she had lived. As it was, she died when I was a kid. And when I lost her, I lost sight of any landmark that might've led me some place happier.
Adult Theo Decker: You see, her death was my fault. Everybody used to tell me that it wasn't. That it was a terrible accident. Which is all perfectly true. And I don't believe a ...
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Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15, I. Allegro con brio
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Glenn Gould with Vladimir Golschmann and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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It should have been a Netflix series
13 October 2019 | by luisponzSee all my reviews

It's not a bad movie, but it's only for people who read the book and can recognise the characters and storylines. The movie is rushed at times and we don't get the richness of the relationship of Theo and other key characters like Pippa. The underworld of stolen art market and antiques in the book is fascinating in the book but absent in the movie.

I hope authors of epic novels like The Goldfinch stop selling their books to movie producers and trust televsion/streaming services with their stories.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian | German | French

Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goldfinch See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,679,027, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$5,332,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,932,621
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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