“I feel ungrateful not to be happy,” Susan Morrow (Amy Adams)
It should have been the other way around: Colin Firth wins the Oscar for A SINGLE MAN, instead of Jeff Bridges for CRAZY HEART, and the following year Bridges wins for TRUE GRIT instead of Firth for THE KING’S SPEECH. A SINGLE MAN was a triumph, not because it was of course excellent, but because it was directorial debut made by someone established in another industry. It has been seven long years since fashion designer Tom Ford delivered his cinematic calling card. Expectations are thus high, especially having this cast (Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson delivering his best performance).
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