In a First Person piece for Indiewire, titled "Being Me," writer Nick Flynn opens up about what it was like seeing his life brought to screen in "Being Flynn," Paul Weitz's ("About a Boy") adaptation of his 2004 hit memoir, "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City."
In the film, Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood") portrays Nick in his younger years, as a writer seeking to define himself. Still coping with the loss of his mother (Julianne Moore) who took her own life, Flynn is thrown for a loop when his father, Jonathan Flynn (Robert De Niro), reenters his life after an 18-year abscence.
Jonathan, like his son, is a writer, but one who never delivered on his promise and ended up serving time in prison for cashing forged checks. With Jonathan back in Nick's life, the two make an effort to reconcile their fractured bond.
Nick, whose most recent book is "The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands" (2011), currently...