Beginners Poster


Release Date: June 3rd, 2011

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.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

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  • 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

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