Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult
Relationships are always difficult to get over. Spending your life with one person and all of a sudden realising that he/she is gone, can be tragic to anyone. Prof. George Falconer (Firth) is a homosexual man who one fine day receives news that his partner for 16 years has died in a car accident. Shock overcomes him and he finds it hard to even let one day go by when he doesn't feel lonely or doesn't get the urge to end his life. His only respite is a divorced woman, Charley (Moore) his neighbour, who has a crush on George and wished that they could have spent their lives together. Things start changing for him when George's student Kenny Porter (Hoult) starts getting attached to him and he realises that his life might change for the good after all. Many people get put-off from this movie due to the homosexuality story line, but it thankfully doesn't have any content to offend anyone. Most of the movie revolves around the hardships of overcoming a homosexual relationship, and although it might sound slow and boring, the movie is not all that bad. Yes, parts are slow, but that's how it is supposed to be and its not un-watchable. A very simple and well-made movie which has little scope for criticism.
Thumbs up: Colin Firth
Thumbs down: Slow and simple. Not very exciting.