Friday, March 16, 2012

Giveaway - Being Flynn - Book & Movie Tickets

 Being Flynn stars Robert DeNiro and Paul Dano.You can see the film in theatres today, March 16th. The film is adapted from Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bulls--t Night in Suck City and the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child.

"Can one life story have two authors?

Being Flynn is the new dramatic feature from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Adapted from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City, the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child.

Nick Flynn (portrayed in the film by Paul Dano of Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore), and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years.

Jonathan Flynn (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) has long defined himself as a great writer, "a master storyteller." After abandoning his wife and child, Jonathan scrapes through life on his own terms, and ends up serving time in prison for cashing forged checks. After prison, he drives a cab for a number of years, but with his drinking and eccentricities now accelerating, he loses his job. Despite the occasional grandiose letter to his son, he has remained absent from Nick's life.
Suddenly facing eviction from his apartment, Jonathan impulsively reaches out to Nick and the two come face-to-face. The older man is eloquent and formidable; overwhelmed, Nick nonetheless prepares to integrate his father into his own life. But, as quickly as he materialized, Jonathan flits away again.

Moving on, Nick takes a job at a homeless shelter, where he learns from Captain (Wes Studi) and Joy (Lili Taylor) how to relate to the guests who arrive night after night. Seeing the homeless – some permanently, some temporarily so – and hearing their stories, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work. He also sustains a romance with a co-worker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby). Then one night, Jonathan arrives, seeking a bed, and Nick's senses of self and compassion falter. To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick will have to decide whom to seek redemption for first.

Evocatively told, ruefully funny, and moving in its depiction of the ties that bind, Being Flynn tells a story that reveals universal truths."

You can find Being Flynn on Facebook or check out the trailer on YouTube.

Sound good? Simply leave a comment to be entered for a paperback copy of the movie tie in version of Being Flynn AND $25.00 from Fandango Movie Tickets. Sorry, this one is open to the US only. And it's short and sweet - closes Saturday March 24th.

13 comments:

Carol N Wong said...

Sounds like an interesting story, learning from the homeless. A lot of people don't stop to think that there is a story behind each one of them.

I really want to see Robert De Niro is this role.

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Linda said...

Sounds so interesting and I love Robert DeNiro. Thanks for the giveaway.
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traveler said...

Completely fascinating and special. Many thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I have been reading about this book and movie. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for this opportunity. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mami2jcn said...

I love Robert Deniro!

I think this story is really interesting because it deals with an absentee father and his son's relationship. I can totally relate.

Thanks for the chance!

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bermudaonion said...

The book and the movie both sound wonderful! Thanks so much for the great giveaway! kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

Kim said...

I bet this is a fantastic book!! I would love to win it.

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Brooke said...

This book has been on my TBR list for awhile now. This is just what I need to motivate me to read it! Thanks for this contest!

Bonnie R. said...

Thank you for the opportunity! This looks like a great movie and book.

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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Liz said...

Just finished Outside The Lines, with its description of mental illness amidst genius.

Shirley @My Bookshelf said...

Robert DeNiro would be perfect for this role! The story sounds like good reading.

Maureen said...

It looks like a very good movie and book.
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