The Goldfinch is a 2019 American drama film directed by John Crowley.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 released the trailer:
THE GOLDFINCH - Official Trailer 2.

Story intro

Thirteen-year-old Theodore Decker's mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In the aftermath of the bombing, Theo takes a painting, The Goldfinch, one of the few remaining paintings by Carel Fabritius and hides it at his apartment. Theo is then placed with the Barbours, the family of his estranged friend Andy, as he has no other relatives in the city and his father has abandoned him. Theo reconnects with Andy and becomes close to Andy's mother, Samantha Barbour, who encourages his interest in her antiques and art. After Samantha finds an engraved ring in Theo's possession, he goes to visit the shop where it came from, Hobart & Blackwell. The shop is run by James "Hobie" Hobart, whose deceased partner Welton "Welty" Blackwell died in the bombing and gave the ring to Theo to return. Welty's niece, Pippa, was also at the museum and survived the bombing. Hobie allows Theo to visit Pippa, who has serious injuries, and the two bond. Theo begins to visit Hobie regularly, even after Pippa leaves to live with her aunt in Texas. Theo begins to settle into life with the Barbours and is invited to go on vacation with them as Andy is hinting that his parents are considering adopting him. Before they can, Theo's estranged and alcoholic father, Larry, newly detoxed, and his girlfriend Xandra arrive to reclaim Theo and relocate him to Las Vegas. One of the few items he takes with him is The Goldfinch painting. Theo makes a friend, Boris, a Ukrainian immigrant whose father is physically abusive. Boris, who has also lost his mother, introduces Theo to drugs and alcohol. Theo's father, sliding further into alcoholism and gambling, dies in a car accident. Terrified that Xandra will place him in foster care, Theo decides to return to New York, begging Boris to come with him. Boris promises he will follow Theo, but never does. Theo goes to Hobie, who allows him to live with him.


Ansel Elgort
Adult Theo Decker
Oakes Fegley
Young Theo Decker
Aneurin Barnard
Adult Boris
Finn Wolfhard
Young Boris
Sarah Paulson
Luke Wilson
Nicole Kidman
Mrs. Barbour
Jeffrey Wright
Ashleigh Cummings
Adult Pippa
Aimee Laurence
Young Pippa (as Aimée Lawrence)
Willa Fitzgerald
Adult Kitsey Barbour
Boyd Gaines
Mr. Barbour
Denis O'Hare
Lucius Reeve
Luke Kleintank
Adult Platt Barbour
Robert Joy
Jack DiFalco
Young Platt Barbour
Peter Jacobson
Mr. Silver
Ryan Foust
Young Andy Barbour
Hailey Wist
Theo's Mother
Carly Connors
Young Kitsey Barbour
Austin Weyant
Adult Toddy Barbour
Collin Shea Schirrmacher
Young Toddy Barbour
Angela Cove
Female Social Worker
Alton Fitzgerald White
Male Social Worker
Joey Slotnick
Dave (Theo's Psychiatrist)
Dylan Boyd
Gordon Winarick
Adult Tom Cable
Nicky Torchia
Young Tom Cable
James Donahower
Mr. Beeman
Don Castro
Detective #1
Robert Turano
Detective #2
Alma Cuervo
Store Owner
Hank Rogerson
Vegas Teacher
Ryan Katherine Stearns
First Student
Tiana Youtzy
Second Student
Caroline Day
Kevin Owen McDonald
Boris' Father
Karl Jacob
Raphael Corkhill
Matteo van der Grijn
Gerson Oratmangoen
Indonesian Man
Mark Kingsford
Bill Barberis
Milan Sekeris
Brandon Chen
Chinese Teen
Sandy Lopez
Misha Osherovich
Shirley T
Puja Desai Mehta
David Makman
Forrest Longstreet
Harry Smith


Principal photography began in New York on January 23, 2018, before moving to Albuquerque on April 3, 2018 for the rest of production.

The film The Goldfinch was scheduled to be released on September 8, 2019 (TIFF), on September 13, 2019 (United States), on September 26, 2019 (Germany), on September 27, 2019 (United Kingdom, Turkey) and on October 11, 2019 (Spain) by Warner Bros. Pictures, NOS Audiovisuais, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E. and Amazon Prime Video.

The duration of the film is 149 minutes. With a budget of $44 - 49 million, the film grossed over $9.7 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Goldfinch got low rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: The Goldfinch

Wikipedia: The Goldfinch (film)

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