THE GOLDFINCH (Theatrical Release USA 2019)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

The Goldfinch exploits the emotion of depression from its opening scenes to its last scenes and then redeems itself within a few seconds at its conclusion. Sadness, grief over what might have been, the plight of children when they lose a loving parent—become explored to the very depths as the story weaves around the travels and adventures of the painting, The Goldfinch, while in the hands of Theo (Oakes Fegley). Fresh and unique storyline.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A young boy loses his mother in a terrorist attack bombing in an art gallery. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director John Crowley for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Theo Decker (Ansel Elgort), Theo Decker (Oakes Fegley), Boris (Aneurin Barnard), Young Boris (Finn Wolfhard), Pippa (Ashleigh Cummings), Kitsey Barbour (Willa Fitzgerald), Young Pippa (Aimée Laurence), Andry Barbour (Ryan Foust), Xandra (Sarah Paulson), Larry (Luke Wilson), Hobie (Jeffrey Wright), Mrs. Barbour(Nicole Kidman), Lucius Reeve (Denis O’Hare), Mr. Barbour (Boyd Gaines), Naaman Silver (Peter Jacobson), Blackwell (Robert Joy), and Platt Barbour (Luke Kleintank). 

Buy a ticket
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Yes. A good teen/adult watch. Valuable watch for its unique presentation with a completely unexpected conclusion. Director John Crowley works every moment from this script into an artistic presentation. 

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