McGregor goes bone-deep in a performance of shining subtlety. And a never-better Plummer is simply stupendous, refusing any call to sentiment as he shows us Hal's resonant lunge at life. Mills works the same way. Beginners is one from the bruised heart. show more
The film's special mixture of sadness, comedy and hope sneaks up on you and stays in your memory. show more
What's refreshing about Beginners is its sympathy for all of its characters, which translates into the characters' sympathy for each other. show more
Disappointing. Talented actors Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer give good performances. But their work is wasted in this odd and plodding melodrama that tries to appear deep and significant.
This movie was so boring ************** the energy right out of me. Slow, lifeless, pointless, predictable.
Interesting film -- bittersweet. Oliver is so very sad! He had a mother with a great sense of humor, but he obviously was affected by the lack of affection/friendship between his parents, and didn\'t realize what the cause was until his father came out. Thought the film got a little tedious at times, but Arthur, the Jack Russell terrier, was a charmer!