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Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Jonathan Flynn
Paul Dano Paul Dano
Nick Flynn
Julianne Moore Julianne Moore
Jody Flynn
Eddie Rouse Eddie Rouse
Carlos
Victor Rasuk Victor Rasuk
Gabriel
Liam Broggy Liam Broggy
Young Nick


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Being Flynn

5 years, 7 months ago at Sep 14 0:24
You’ve got some serious artistic hubris if you’re willing to stick Robert De Niro behind a yellow cab and reference one of his most iconic works, and Being Flynn cannot compare to Martin Scorsese’s sweaty, paranoid Taxi Driver. That was a work of pure daring, an evocation  of numerous westerns gone to rot and sanity in the concrete badlands of New York City. Being Flynn, meanwhile, is a gen... read more
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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.
Release date: 19 April 2012
Tags: Drama (5), 2012 (4), 2010s (4), Alcoholism (3), Drugs (2), Comedy (2), Writers (2), Single Mothers (2), Letters (2), Father And Son Relation (1), (1), Fathers & Sons (1), Based On Book (1), Bookstore (1), Library (1), Poverty (1), Racism (1), Suicide (1)
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Being Flynn

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