Beginners Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1960

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 69

Theatrical Release Date: 06/03/2011

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/15/2011

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Mike Mills

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Bill Oberst Jr., Mary Page Keller

Plot: A young man must deal with two bombshells that have been dropped by his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has taken up with a young, male lover. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019

This dreary comedy and aloof drama failed to reach me.

Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 06/04/2014

The story is about a young man must deal with two bombshells that have been dropped by his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has taken up with a young, male lover. This movie has incredible acting and directing and Christopher Plummer at his best in this movie.

Rating of
3.5/4

Ivana - wrote on 07/16/2013

A mix between sadness, comedy and hope, these flashback interconnection shows us to Oliver, who is thinking about his relationship with his father, a beginner gay, and his mother. After his father dies He meets Anna, an insecure girl with the hurts of the broken relationships and with a emotionally unstable father. Despite such fears and pain, they decide keep together. A quiet, warm and personal movie, so sad for moments but with flashes of hope.

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Rating of
3/4

Quietly Moving, Thanks to Christopher Plummer

mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/16/2012

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 …

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