CONTEST: Win Prizes from 'Being Flynn'

We're giving away Bose earbuds, a copy of the motion picture soundtrack, and the book by Nick Flynn which this drama is based on.
The Focus Features drama Being Flynn is already out in limited release, and it is set to expand nationwide today, March 16. We have a contest lined up for this adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoir starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano, and we're giving away the motion picture soundtrack, Bose earbud headphones, and Nick Flynn's book to our readers. These prizes will go fast, so enter this contest today.

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Winners Receive:


  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Bose Earbud Headphones
  • Movie-Tie in book


HERE'S HOW TO WIN!


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Being Flynn is the new dramatic feature from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Adapted from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir Another Bulls-t Night in Suck City, the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child.

Nick Flynn (portrayed in the film by Paul Dano of Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore), and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years.

Jonathan Flynn (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) has long defined himself as a great writer, "a master storyteller." After abandoning his wife and child, Jonathan scrapes through life on his own terms, and ends up serving time in prison for cashing forged checks. After prison, he drives a cab for a number of years, but with his drinking and eccentricities now accelerating, he loses his job. Despite the occasional grandiose letter to his son, he has remained absent from Nick's life.

Suddenly facing eviction from his apartment, Jonathan impulsively reaches out to Nick and the two come face-to-face. The older man is eloquent and formidable; overwhelmed, Nick nonetheless prepares to integrate his father into his own life. But, as quickly as he materialized, Jonathan flits away again.

Moving on, Nick takes a job at a homeless shelter, where he learns from Captain (Wes Studi) and Joy (Lili Taylor) how to relate to the guests who arrive night after night. Seeing the homeless - some permanently, some temporarily so - and hearing their stories, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work. He also sustains a romance with a co-worker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby). Then one night, Jonathan arrives, seeking a bed, and Nick's senses of self and compassion falter. To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick will have to decide whom to seek redemption for first.

Evocatively told, ruefully funny, and moving in its depiction of the ties that bind, Being Flynn tells a story that reveals universal truths.

Being Flynn was released March 2nd, 2012 and stars Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby, Eddie Rouse, Steve Cirbus, Lili Taylor, Victor Rasuk. The film is directed by Paul Weitz.


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Comments (22)

  1. Kelly Morreau

    movie sounds great!

    2 years agoby @Kelly-MorreauFlag

  2. D7dot

    gotta win and be in Like Flynn

    2 years agoby @d7dotFlag

  3. Bodman

    DeNiro's a winner in every movie!

    2 years agoby @bodmanFlag

  4. Pbcritical

    I am a fan of Robert Ne Niro so would love to own this as a memorabilia of his latest film.

    2 years agoby @pbcriticalFlag

  5. Lindah0644

    Sounds like a great movie but Robert DeNiro's movies are always good. Prizes would be a great win!

    2 years agoby @lindah0644Flag

  6. Lindsay Sperling

    Robert DeNiro is amazing!

    2 years agoby @ellabronxFlag

  7. Candicech1

    These are prizes and I would love to have them

    2 years agoby @candicech1Flag

  8. Tammy Green Johnson

    WOULD BE VERY HAPPY AND GRATEFUL IF THESE PRIZES WERE TO BECOME MINE. I REALLY WOULD LOVE SOME BOSE HEADPHONES, FOR SURE. AM STARTING TO GET BACK INTO READING BOOKS AS WELL, AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT THIS ONE'S ALL ABOUT. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

    2 years agoby @Tammy-Green-JohnsonFlag

  9. Destiny Richardson

    i love this movie i really want to win

    2 years agoby @Destiny-RichardsonFlag

  10. Avatarfan018

    Cool prize! The movie looks really interesting!

    2 years agoby @avatarfan018Flag

  11. Ion Pop

    :) I really could use the Headphones

    2 years agoby @Ion-PopFlag

  12. Matthew

    I want this because I am a hoarder.

    2 years agoby @Matthew-89631795Flag

  13. Adam Roehrick

    Like the title of the book better, so would like to check it out

    2 years agoby @Adam-RoehrickFlag

  14. Lilmissmuffett

    I am a big De Niro fan! Have every film he's "made". I will thoroughly enjoy this prize, so I hope I win!!

    2 years agoby @lilmissmuffettFlag

  15. Taylor Weasley Yakowenko

    I have a burning desire to read books that have screen adaptations. Also Dano has a nice face...a really nice face. I would greatly like to read a book for a movie involving his face...

    2 years agoby @Taylor-Weasley-YakowenkoFlag

  16. Kim Henrichs

    Because everything about this movie looks fantastic!!

    2 years agoby @Kim-HenrichsFlag

  17. Frank Penczek

    I want to win the Beng Flynn book

    2 years agoby @Frank-PenczekFlag

  18. GentleBen

    It's really a pretty awesome true story. I should would like to share it with my family!

    2 years agoby @gentlebenFlag

  19. WHOOPLA

    We sure could use the ear buds.

    2 years agoby @whooplaFlag

  20. AnnaZed

    Assuming the book is a copy of 'Another Night in Suck City' that would be great.

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    2 years agoby @AnnaZedFlag

  21. delliss

    I should be in like Flynn at winning this contest...

    2 years agoby @dellissFlag

  22. Yoli Flores

    Anxiously awaiting to see the movie and would love to be able to hear the soundtrack to remind me of it!

    2 years agoby @Yoli-Flores-56879464Flag