Tom Ford's A Single Man begins with urgent Hitchcockian strings and an toned body drifting and floating – appropriate for a movie about love. A Single Man is a American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. It is directed by Tom Ford in his directorial debut . Colin Firth in A Single Man () Colin Firth and Jon Kortajarena in A Single Man () Anne Hathaway and Selma Blair at an event for A Single Man () . Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy A Single Man () directed by Tom Ford for $ A SINGLE MAN is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Los Angeles in , at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, it is the. A Single Man. Critics Consensus. Though the costumes are beautiful and the art direction impeccable, what stands out most from this debut by. "A Single Man" is told from the point of view of its hero, George (Colin Firth), the single man. He is single because he's unmarried and single. Matthew Goode in A Single Man () Julianne Moore and Anne Hathaway at an event for A Single Man () Joe Pesci and Tom Ford at an event for A.