The story in the best-selling American novel entitled The Goldfinch by Donna Tart was appointed to the big screen with the same title. The film The Goldfinch was directed by John Crowley and screenwriter Peter Straughan. The main character, Theodore Decker, is played by talented young actors Ansel Elgort and Oakes Fegley as teenage Theodore.
Apart from Ansel and Oakes, there were also several supporting players such as Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson and Luke Wilson. The Goldfinch tells the sad story of a 13-year-old New York teenager named Theodore Decker who lost his mother. The sad story of Theodore, or as he is called Theo (Oakes Fegley), began when he and his mother were visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Top Movie Site
Theo and his mother spent time enjoying some of the paintings displayed there. Mrs. Theo (Hailey Wist) points to one of the bird paintings by the name The Goldfinch and how much she admires this work of art. Not long after, a bomb exploded at the museum, making Theo lose his mother who was one of his victims. Theo survived, but losing his mother to Theo was losing hope for the future.
Meanwhile Theo’s father is a drunk who doesn’t care about his son. Theo also refused to live in an orphanage and chose to live temporarily with his friend’s family, the Barbour family.Best Movie
Mrs. Barbour (Nicole Kidman) is very attentive and intends to adopt Theo and is the first to introduce Theo to antiques. The tranquility of Theo’s life with the Barbour family is disturbed when his father forces Theo to move to Las Vegas. Theo’s move to Las Vegas introduced him to the dark side of the teen world.
Theo grows up (Ansel Elgort), but never gets over the loss of his mother. On the other hand, there is one big secret he is hiding, namely the painting The Goldfinch which he stole and kept in his room for many years until he was growing up. For Theo, this painting is his only lifelong after he lost his beloved mother.
What is the continuation of Theo’s life story with the precious painting The Goldfinch? Watch the full story in the film The Goldfinch Movie Review