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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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