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The Goldfinch (2019)

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A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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John Crowley

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Peter Straughan (screenplay by), Donna Tartt (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oakes Fegley ... Young Theo Decker
Ansel Elgort ... Adult Theo Decker
Nicole Kidman ... Mrs. Barbour
Jeffrey Wright ... Hobie
Luke Wilson ... Larry
Sarah Paulson ... Xandra
Willa Fitzgerald ... Adult Kitsey Barbour
Aneurin Barnard ... Adult Boris
Finn Wolfhard ... Young Boris
Ashleigh Cummings ... Adult Pippa
Aimee Laurence ... Young Pippa (as Aimée Lawrence)
Robert Joy ... Welty
Boyd Gaines ... Mr. Barbour
Carly Connors ... Young Kitsey Barbour
Luke Kleintank ... Adult Platt Barbour
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13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch.

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The Story of a Stolen Life

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Drama

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Rated R for drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goldfinch See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,679,027, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$5,332,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,932,621
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Oakes Fegley has previously worked with costar Aimee Laurence's sister, Oona, in the Disney movie, Pete's Dragon. See more »

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Ansel Elgort (Adult Theo) has a pair of birth marks under his mouth, whereas no such marks appeared on Oakes Fegley (Young Theo). See more »

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Adult Theo Decker: In Amsterdam, I dreamt I saw my mother again.
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Everything in Its Right Place
Written by Thom Yorke (as Thomas Edward Yorke), Jonny Greenwood (as Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood), Colin Greenwood (as Colin Charles Greenwood), Ed O'Brien (as Edward John O'Brien) and Phil Selway (as Philip James Selway)
Performed by Radiohead
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The Goldfinch (2019)
16 September 2019 | by rockman182See all my reviews

When Brooklyn came out in 2015, I was mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the picture visually, the story, and the all around fantastic performance by Saoirse Ronan. It was a great effort by John Crowley. So when I heard of The Goldfinch I had high expectations seeing as Crowley set the bar high with his last film. I didn't really care for the trailers though I knew it was based on a well acclaimed book. What can I say, this film is overlong, has a messy narrative, and most definitely has to be losing the meaning and importance of the book because this film is not remarkable.

The film is about a boy who loses his mom in a terrorist attack and then grows up in a foster home and then with his drunken and abusive biological father, followed by a friendly antique owner. The film goes through the protagonists struggle with identity, love, and the fact that he took a really expensive Goldfinch painting the day of the bombing, and this last fact comes back in to factor in different stages of his life. Even describing the plot just now was messy for me.

The film looks quite nice. Crowley's works look grand and intricate but that doesn't really cross the finish line. The main issue with this film is that it has no heart and loses what I assume is a lot of the books importance. Its a meandering tale that doesn't go deep enough and I felt like the last twenty minutes or so were just bad. The relevance of The Goldfinch is just lost on me and its just a moving plot device in a film that doesn't know what it wants to do.

I don't like to say it but The Goldfinch is masking around as Oscar bait but doesn't have a whole lot of quality. I didn't read Brooklyn either but the film feels magical and captures the era and aura of early 1900s Irish Brooklyn. This just feels like it sucks the main ideas of its basis and pastes it onto the screen. At a whopping 2 and a half hours, this film feels its length. Ambitious? Yes, but most certainly better left alone.

6/10


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