Colin Firth earned bountiful critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for director-screenwriter (and fashion world veteran) Tom Ford's drama, based on the Christopher Isherwood novel about a college professor facing life without his suddenly deceased partner (Matthew Goode, "Leap Year").
Despite her own troubles, a friend (Julianne Moore) lends support, and one of the teacher's students (Nicholas Hoult, "About a Boy") displays uncommon interest. Lee Pace ("Pushing Daisies") and Ginnifer Goodwin ("Big Love") also star. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by Ford. **** (R: AS, N) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times