- Status: Completed
- Score: 6.4/10
- Director: Paul Weitz
- Country: English
- Year: 2012
- Genres: Drama,
Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.
Nick Flynn, in his 20s, hasn’t found his place in the world yet, but hopes to be a writer. Around the time he takes a job at a homeless shelter in Boston, his father, Jonathan, who considers himself a great writer and who hasn’t see Nick in years, abruptly makes fleeting contact. A few months later, the down-and-out Jonathan shows up at Nick’s shelter and becomes a resident. This disorients Nick; he doesn’t handle it well, compounded by Jonathan’s belligerent behavior. Nick’s memories of his mother, his budding relationship with a co-worker, and his own demons make things worse. Can anything improve? Is he his father’s son?
Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Eddie Rouse, Lili Taylor, Liam Broggy, Wes Studi, Sarah Quinn, Dale Dickey, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Steve Cirbus, Victor Rasuk, Chris Chalk, Thomas Middleditch, Benjamin Foronda,