Well you can put this in the running for Best Trailers of 2009. This is how you take a film you’ve never even heard of and get everyone who sees it to put that film on their radar. Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and to a lesser extent Matthew Goode, are all names folks recognize but they’re not going to make people watch out for the independent movie they’re starring in. But combine those names in this trailer and you’ve got something and when you discover that this was the closing picture of this year’s Venice Film Festival, received a strongly positive reaction, and won a Best Actor award for Colin Firth, you’ve really got something. I hope that you’re now as interested in “A Single Man” as I am and you’ll want to watch this trailer and then read a single-line synopsis once you hit the jump.
A Single Man is the story of George Falconer, a British college professor who is struggling to find meaning in his life after the death of his long-time partner, Jim . He is consoled by his closest friend Charley, a 48-year-old beauty, and is stalked by one of his students, Kenny.