A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.

Director:

John Crowley

Writers:

Peter Straughan (screenplay by), Donna Tartt (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oakes Fegley ... Young Theo Decker
Ansel Elgort ... Adult Theo Decker
Nicole Kidman ... Mrs. Barbour
Jeffrey Wright ... Hobie
Luke Wilson ... Larry
Sarah Paulson ... Xandra
Willa Fitzgerald ... Adult Kitsey Barbour
Aneurin Barnard ... Adult Boris
Finn Wolfhard ... Young Boris
Ashleigh Cummings ... Adult Pippa
Aimee Laurence ... Young Pippa (as Aimée Lawrence)
Robert Joy ... Welty
Boyd Gaines ... Mr. Barbour
Carly Connors ... Young Kitsey Barbour
Luke Kleintank ... Adult Platt Barbour
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Storyline

13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch.

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Taglines:

The Story of a Stolen Life

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Andy and Boris are watching The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) on TV. See more »

Goofs

When Theo listens to the sick girl's iPod, he presses the center button to unpause the music. This is the wrong button; the play/pause button below it would unpause the music. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adult Theo Decker: [narrating] In Amsterdam I dreamt I saw my mother again. She was just as glad to see me as I was to see her. Same beautiful pale blue eyes. Everything would have turned out netter if she had lived. As it was, she died when I was a kid. And when I lost her, I lost sight of any landmark that might've led me some place happier.
Adult Theo Decker: You see, her death was my fault. Everybody used to tell me that it wasn't. That it was a terrible accident. Which is all perfectly true. And I don't believe a ...
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Connections

Features The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaf House
Written by Panda Bear (as Noah Lennox) and Avey Tare (as David Portner)
Performed by Animal Collective
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A Beautiful Film
29 March 2020 | by drew_hopkinsSee all my reviews

I have not read the book, so am reviewing this as a film... and I found it gripping and moving. Visually superb and great acting along with an interesting story. I thought it was beautiful. I guess people are rating it low because it did not match up to the book, and this is sometimes the case I know. But my wife has read the book, and was very happy with the film. It definitely deserves more than 6.2, so please ignore this low-ish rating. Enjoy.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian | German | French

Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goldfinch See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,679,027, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$5,332,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,932,621
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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