Watch: First Trailer for Paul Weitz's 'Being Flynn' with Robert De Niro

November 14, 2011
Source: Apple

Being Flynn Trailer

"You are me, I made you!" Focus Features has debuted the first riveting official trailer via Apple for Paul Weitz's Being Flynn, an adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoir "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City", starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano as an odd, alienated father and son pair. The cast includes Julianne Moore and Olivia Thirlby and looks to be a rather intriguing drama about two writers, with lots of yelling and some quieter emotion, too. I wasn't expecting this, but it looks surprisingly good, give it a shot. I have a feeling writers will connect with this more, but I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks of this. Take a look!

Watch the first official trailer for Paul Weitz's Being Flynn:

You can also download the Being Flynn trailer in High Definition on Apple

Being Flynn tells the story of a young writer, Nick (Paul Dano), who takes a job at a homeless shelter in Boston, where one night he finds his long-absent troubled father Jonathan (Robert De Niro) seeking a bed.

Being Flynn is both written & directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Paul Weitz, brother of Chris Weitz, of American Pie, About a Boy, In Good Company, American Dreamz, Cirque du Freak, and last year's Little Fockers previously. This is adapted from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City". Focus Features just debuted the trailer and listed a Spring 2012 release, but no specific date. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 31 Comments


this looks promising, i'll check it out

Zade on Nov 14, 2011


Looks good,and DeNiro's driving  a taxi.

tir na nog on Nov 14, 2011


Thats what I was thinking... too bad theres no mohawk in sight. lol

Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011


Unfortunately you can kill someone with words. In fact millions have died with a declaration of words, such as,"this means war!" You don't even have to be a good writer, just either pure evil or insensitive or just plain stupid enough not to see or think before you utter words like, "I wish you were dead!" Or, "You're stupid, fat and ugly, you should just do us all a favor and kill yourself!"  Young people and impressionable people, people with fragile states of being, are pushed and prodded into suicide all to often on the internet these days by callous, evil trolls, seeking to prod an emotional response from someone. Somehow they get a sick satisfaction knowing they got under someone's skin. This is often due to their own lack of self worth and is an attempt to make their own selves feel superior to others, when in fact it does nothing more than prove they are evil, self loathing individuals. Often a hurtful or hateful discourse can lead to suicide and even murder. So tread softly my friends and choose wisely your words, for the pen IS mightier than the sword.

Anonymous on Nov 14, 2011


i think you're on  the wrong site.

Anonymous on Nov 14, 2011


One comment had me thinking and the reply had me ROTFLMAO. Bravo. BRAVO!

Anonymous on Nov 14, 2011


No I'm on the right sight. The comment was made in response to the declaration by De Niro at 2:04 into the trailer, where he says, " I don't care how good a writer you are, you can't kill someone with words. That's a dangerous line of dialogue and a green light to people who will think it's harmless to bully others with words. Cyber bullying for instance is very real and people with fragile mental states have committed suicide because of it.

Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011


what i meant was that people come here to talk MOVIES -not to discuss the psycho-social aspects of individual lines of dialogue.

Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011


Discussing the psycho-social aspects of a film's dialogue is in itself, talking movies. For what is a movie if it is not a social experience? Especially one which makes such a social commentary as that?

Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011


Oh, for the love of God, IT'S A MOVIE!!!  Do we have to psychoanalyze everything??!!!  

LumpySpacePrincess on Nov 15, 2011


This movie is about the psychological and emotionally turbulent relationship between a father and a son. Both of whom are writers for whom words mean everything.

Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011


I have a feeling watching movies with you wouldnt be fun...

Al on Dec 6, 2011


please go kill your self. like that?

Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011


Yeah like that!

Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011


This looks fantastic. Dano and DeNiro sold me.

Xerxexx on Nov 14, 2011


Sorry Wrong Comment - Does look Fantastic!

Anonymous on Nov 14, 2011


Could have done without that last piece of 'oh, lonesome me with my acoustic guitar' music nearing the end. Otherwise, a great looking movie... (BTW, WTF was that first comment about?! Whatever he's on.... I'll pass on it thanks!)

Agent Kid Society on Nov 14, 2011


it's got deniro and dano.....which is good. it seems a little too thoughtful for it's own good - i'd like to think there is a little more dark humor in this than what's being shown. i figure i'll give it a watch.

Anonymous on Nov 14, 2011


This looks like the next great Drama film i'll be watching after 'the beaver' 😀

Metallica_david on Nov 14, 2011


Right?! Did that even make it to cinemas? Didn't see it advertised in Ireland

Richie G on Nov 15, 2011


D on't know mate, I watched it online, great film.

RhythmDave on Nov 19, 2011


Oh my dear lord, how in the name of God is this talentless hack Paul Dano still getting work... poor de Niro having to work with this smuck! He did his damndest to ruin There Will Be Blood, thankfully Day-Lewis saved that movie but just about. 

kinks! on Nov 14, 2011


This looks fantastic I can totally relate I am a write myself....Robert De Niro looks pretty fantastic! Check out my blog ! and Vlogs! subscribe

Thegrizzlywriter on Nov 14, 2011


This trailer deserved the "Must Watch" title.

Marcus on Nov 14, 2011


I dunno, my mum still has to visit the fuckup end of a shitty relationship of a father that was never fully put to rest that created the drug addicticted beaten child that never knew any love. Even when she was sucking dick for heroin her dad smashed her face in and she still wanted his love. Boriiiiing

Crapola on Nov 14, 2011



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John on Nov 16, 2011


Before I even watch this I'm wondering how many Oscars this is gonna get? Hate when people bring up the topic without seeing the finished product, but hey, sign of a good trailer. Maybe a trailers category for the Oscars? Posters too while you're at it

Richie G on Nov 15, 2011


peloquin on Nov 15, 2011


talk about the misleading header pic. lol

Dan on Nov 15, 2011


Wow, what a body for a guy his age!!!

LumpySpacePrincess on Nov 15, 2011

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