It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the characters in internationally celebrated fashion designer Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man
, are costumed impeccably, but it is surprising to see how assuredly he expresses their inner lives as well.
George Falconer (Colin Firth) feels lost. Not only is he still grieving the death of his longtime companion, Jim (Matthew Goode), but he’s also a Brit teaching English at a California college. He’s so distraught with heartbreak that he’s decided to kill himself, and proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day. He gives an unusually forceful lec...