Being Flynn


Movie Trailer for Biopic Being Flynn. See Robert De Niro, Paul Dano and Julianne Moore in the trailer for the biodrama ‘Being Flynn’, based on a true story. As a teenager, Nick Flynn (Dano) received letters from his estranged father (De Niro), a delusional conman and self-proclaimed poet. The story follows Nick and his father, whose self-destruction eventually drives him onto the streets and ultimately into the homeless shelter where his son works. ‘Being Flynn’ is based on the award-winning memoir ‘Another Bullshit Night in Suck City’ by Nick Flynn.

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  • Release Date: March 2, 2012 (limited)
  • Studio: Focus Features
  • Genre: Biopic, Drama, Adaptation
  • Director: Paul Weitz
  • Screenwriter: Paul Weitz
  • Official Website: BeingFlynn.com
  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Dale Dickey, Lili Taylor, Julianne Moore
  • Running Time: 1 hr. 42 min.
  • MPAA Rating: (R) for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and brief nudity.

Plot Details

Academy Award-nominated writer-director Paul Weitz (ABOUT A BOY) turns his hand to this moving portrait of fathers and sons. Based on a true story, BEING FLYNN follows Nick Flynn (Paul Dano of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, THERE WILL BE BLOOD) who is shocked to have his eccentric and long-absent father, Jonathan (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) reach out to him unexpectedly. Still feeling the loss of his mother (played in flashbacks by four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore) in the midst of starting a new relationship with Denise (JUNO’s Olivia Thirlby), the last person Nick wants to see is his father. But you can’t outrun fate and slowly Nick comes to realize he has been given the chance to make a real future not only for himself, but for his struggling father too.

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