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.
This is the second film that Aneurin Barnard has played a character named Boris. The first being the 2016 film War & Peace. See more »
Theo writes a letter on branded notepaper from "Hotel Sluys" in Amsterdam. That's the English spelling of the Dutch town of Sluis (and of the word sluis=sluice). Sluis would never have been spelled with 'y' in the Netherlands. See more »
Adult Theo Decker:
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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I had high hopes for this movie ever since it was announced, as it had cast an all-star cast and the novel (though I never read it) was considered great, so when the negative reviews came out, I lowered my expectations going into the movie and I'm glad I did. The cinematography was great as well as the directing, Oakes Fegley is a star in the making and this is his movie. The remaining cast was pretty good and Finn Wolfhard, despite what critics are saying, nails the Russian accent. This movie represents life and how just one mistake can change your future drastically and it's not a movie for casual film-goers (as I thought 10 minutes could have been trimmed). All in all I loved The Goldfinch and don't let the critics convince you not to watch it.
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