Fashion designer Tom Ford proved himself just as capable behind a lens with A Single Man, his affecting and impeccably crafted debut feature. George (Colin Firth) is a British college professor living in Los Angeles in the early ‘60s. Struggling to deal with the death of his longtime partner, Jim (Matthew Goode), George wakes up one morning and resolves to take his own life that evening. As the day unfolds, George dines and dances with his dear friend, Charley (Julianne Moore), who is equally as miserable but outwardly lighthearted; he teeters traditional boundaries of student-professor relationships with the free-spirited Kenny (Nicholas Hoult); and forms an unexpected connection with an impossibly good-looking Spanish male prostitute. After all this, will George’s day end the way he planned?
“Ford is a true visionary, but it’s his humanity that gives the love story a ravishing, bruised grandeur.” — Rolling Stone