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

13-year-old Theo Decker's mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is placed with the Barbours, the family of his estranged friend Andy, as he has no family in the city and his father has abandoned him. Theo reconnects with Andy and becomes close to Andy's mother, Samantha Barbour (Nicole Kidman), 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 (Jeffrey Wright), 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 with Pippa, who has serious injuries, and the two bond. Theo begins to regularly visit Hobie, 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 (Luke Wilson), newly detoxed, and his girlfriend Xandra (Sarah Paulson) arrive to reclaim Theo and relocate him to Las Vegas. One of the few items he takes with him is The Goldfinch, one of the few remaining paintings by Carel Fabritius which Theo stole from the museum after the bombing. Eight years later, Theo (Ansel Elgort) has returned to New York City and runs into Platt, Andy's older brother. Platt informs Theo that his father was bipolar and that he and Andy were killed in a boating accident during one of his manic episodes. Theo goes to visit a now sickly Mrs. Barbour and reconnects with Andy's younger sister Kitsey, who flirts with him.


Ansel Elgort
Theodore "Theo" Decker, Audrey and Larry's son
Oakes Fegley
young Theo
Nicole Kidman
Samantha Barbour, Chance's wife and the seemingly chilly but kind and wealthy socialite mother of Platt, Kitsey and Andy
Aneurin Barnard
Boris Pavlikovsky, a cosmopolitan son of a Ukrainian émigré
Finn Wolfhard
young Boris
Sarah Paulson
Xandra, a prostitute and the ex-girlfriend of Larry Decker
Luke Wilson
Larry Decker, Theo's emotionally abusive father, Audrey's husband and a failed actor turned gambler and alcoholic
Jeffrey Wright
James "Hobie" Hobart, Theo's mentor, Pippa's legal guardian and Welty's partner
Ashleigh Cummings
Pippa, Theo's unrequited love and obsession
Aimee Laurence
young Pippa
Willa Fitzgerald
Kitsey Barbour, Andy and Platt's sister, Theo's fiancée and Chance and Samantha's daughter
Denis O'Hare
Lucius Reeve, a dangerous art collector
Boyd Gaines
Chance Barbour, Samantha's husband and Kitsey, Andy and Platt's father
Peter Jacobson
Mr. Silver
Luke Kleintank
Platt Barbour, Andy and Kitsey's older brother and Chance and Samantha's son
Jack DiFalco
young Platt
Robert Joy
Welton "Welty" Blackwell, Hobie's partner
Ryan Foust
Andy Barbour, Chance and Samantha's son and Platt and Kitsey's brother
Hailey Wist
Audrey Decker, Theodore's mother and Larry's wife


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 5, 2019 (TIFF), 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 and Amazon Prime Video.

The duration of the film is 149 minutes. With a budget of $45 million, the film grossed over $3.5 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Goldfinch got low rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Goldfinch (film)

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