Set in Los Angeles in 1962, A SINGLE MAN is the story of George Falconer, a British college professor (Colin Firth), who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner Jim (Matthew Goode). We follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim.
George is consoled by his closest friend Charley (Julianne Moore), who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George's, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit.
A SINGLE MAN is a romantic tale of love interrupted, and ultimately, the importance of seemingly smaller moments in life.