Beginners Poster

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 15th, 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.

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

Director: Mike Mills

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Parts & Labor

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Transformation, Mother, Love, Moving, Offbeat, Son, 2000s, Father, Los Angeles, House

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Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role