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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
After his mother dies, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is stunned when his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, comes out of the closet. When Hal passes away a few years later, Oliver grows depressed, struggling with his failing career as an artist while constantly remembering his childhood and time spent with his dad. Oliver's loneliness is eased when he meets actress Anna (Mélanie Laurent), but their relationship is threatened by their mutual fear of commitment.

Cast: Ewan McGregor , Christopher Plummer , Mélanie Laurent , Goran Visnjic , Kai Lennox , Mary Page Keller , Keegan Boos ,

Director: Mike Mills

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Beginners (2010)

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011|1 hr. 45 min.

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