Since I kept hearing some good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, Colin Firth would have to wait a year to finally win the Academy award for the Best Actor for 'The King's speech' but he was already nomminated a year before for this movie and, to be honest,, I thought he was here actually even better here. Seriously, in my opinion, the guy easily gave here the best performance of his career. Indeed, Firth was basically involved in every single scene and he was just pitch-perfect during the whole duration carrying the whole thing on his shoulders. I have to say I was rather impressed as well by Tom Ford's work especially since it was actually his directing début. The only complain I might have was that the movie was actually too short and even if the main character was very well developed and quite fascinating, the other characters didn't get much attention and I actually wanted to learn more about them. Still, it was quite a spellbinding feature dealing with various themes such as life, death, love, homosexuality and depression. To conclude, it was a fascinating performance in a really interesting movie and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.