From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Being Flynn

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Wednesday, May 9th 2012
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TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER ROBERT DE NIRO STARS IN THE GRITTY FATHER-AND-SON DRAMA

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW:  Two-time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro (Raging Bull; The Godfather Part II), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood; Little Miss Sunshine) and Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore (Game Change; The Kids Are All Right) give powerhouse performances in Focus Features' Being Flynn. Based on a true story, the drama is a compelling exploration of the unbreakable yet fragile bonds between parent and child.  Adapted and directed by Academy Award© nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy) from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City, Being Flynn debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on July 10, 2012.

Nick Flynn (Dano) is a young writer seeking to define himself.  His father Jonathan (De Niro) scrapes through life on his own terms, and has not seen his son in 18 years.  Taking a job at a homeless shelter, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work until one night Jonathan arrives seeking a bed.  To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out to his dad in a moving story that reveals universal truths. With a gifted supporting cast that includes Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Lili Taylor (Public Enemies), and Wes Studi (Avatar) and featuring an original score by Badly Drawn Boy, Being Flynn possesses "honest feeling, genuine humanity and real intelligence" (A.O. Scott, The New York Times).

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