2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The Goldfinch

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Here’s a great last minute gift idea for the movie lovers on your list! I know my family loves to spend time watching movies together, does yours? The Goldfinch is a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning book (The Goldfinch). It is a beautiful coming of age story about Theo Decker (Oakes Fegley) who last saw his mother at age 13, just before a terrorist bomb exploded in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This one seems like it would appeal to many people. It is rated R for drug use and language. It features Nicole Kidman, one of my favorites!


The Goldfinch

  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R Restricted
  • Studio: WarnerBrothers
  • Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: December 3, 2019
  • ASIN: B07XN1JFF1

The last time 13-year-old Theo Decker (Oakes Fegley) saw his mother, she was gliding away from him into another gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seconds later, a terrorist bomb exploded destroying priceless pieces of art…and shattering Theo’s life forever. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, friendship and even love.

Throughout the turbulent years, as he grows into adulthood, Theo (Ansel Elgort) secretly clings to a single, precious object—his one tangible connection to the mother he lost on that terrible day—a priceless painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.

Directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn,” “Closed Circuit”), the film features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver,” “The Fault in Our Stars”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour. The film also stars Oakes Fegley (“Pete’s Dragon,” “Wonderstruck”) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (“Dunkirk,” TV’s “The White Queen”) as Boris, Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things,” “IT”) as Young Boris, Sarah Paulson (“The Post,” TV’s “American Crime Story”) as Xandra, Luke Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Legally Blonde”) as Larry and Jeffrey Wright (TV’s “Westworld,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”) as Hobie.

Rounding out the main ensemble cast are Ashleigh Cummings (TV’s “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”) as Pippa, Willa Fitzgerald (“Little Women”) as Kitsey Barbour, Aimee Laurence (TV’s “Chicago P.D.”) as Young Pippa, Denis O’Hare (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Lucius Reeve and Boyd Gaines (“Driving Miss Daisy”) as Mr. Barbour.

“The Goldfinch” is produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Kevin McCormick, Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti served as executive producers. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), based on the novel by Donna Tartt.

The behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-winning director of photography Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”), Oscar-nominated production designer K.K. Barrett (“Her”), editor Kelley Dixon (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) and costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone (“Bridge of Spies”). The music is by Trevor Gureckis (TV’s “Bloodline”).

“The Goldfinch” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Amazon Studios, a Color Force Production, a John Crowley Film.

“The Goldfinch” will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, digital and Movies Anywhere.


You can purchase The Goldfinch at most major retailers for around $19.99. It is also available to purchase on Amazon.

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