Being Flynn trailer featuring De Niro
Being Flynn is a film from Paul Weitz that is about fathers and sons, and for all those men out there we know what that means, man tears. It always happens in films - Big Fish, Field of Dreams, anything about fathers and sons will hit your own relationship with your father and set you off.
However I'm not so sure it'll work with me as the film stars Robert De Niro, and in his later years I've struggled with De Niro's performances and the voice over for the trailer tells me that hasn't changed.
I don't know why but the voice often sounds lazy, struggled and forced, and rarely does it feel like he's giving a performance other than that of Robert De Niro, and in the trailer for Being Flynn, previously known as Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, there's not much difference.
However there's hope for the film, for beneath that voice over the short scenes suggest he is on form and it's a film that contains more drama than most he's involved with these days.
Academy Award-nominated writer-director Paul Weitz turns his hand to this moving portrait of fathers and sons. Based on a true story, Being Flynn follows Nick Flynn (Paul Dano) 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 (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.
Putting the voice over to one side, the trailer itself looks interesting, and a guaranteed man weep film too, although I did feel it was a little too choppy and could have told a more flowing story. The appearance of characters who aren't explained doesn't help, but we get the idea of it especially after reading the blurb.
You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers, or right here thanks to TrailerAddict: