Quietly Moving, Thanks to Christopher Plummer
This is a thoughtful and calming film about relationships that doesn't try to hard to hit home and, yet, still does. The film is anchored by its characters; Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent share a fractured relationship that has the authenticity of new love, and Christopher Plummer gives an Academy Award deserving performance as a old gay man, drifting into senility, but still trying to explore and enjoy his newly embraced sexual orientation. The film wisely isn't about anything related to gay rights and is more about the repairing of relationships between a father and his son. I'm usually not a fan of expositional voiceover, but it works here, as a connecting bridge of narrated humor and a device that shows that McGregor is frequently lost in the memories of his father and mother's past deeds. In all, a very satisfying and quietly moving film.