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Beginners (2011)

Beginners

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

June 03, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

105 min.

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Mike Mills

Producer

Dean Vanech, Jay Von Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Miranda de Pencier

Screenwriter

Mike Mills

Starring

Story


From writer/director Mike Mills comes a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. "Beginners" imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent of "Inglourious Basterds") only months after his father Hal (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who - following 44 years of marriage - came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

Pictures (25 photos)


Poster of Focus Features' Beginners (2011)
Goran Visnjic stars as Andy and Christopher Plummer stars as Hal in Focus Features' Beginners (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..touchingly personal and altogether extraordinary film..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..continually surprising from beginning to end..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
“..sweet and intelligent movie that knows exactly what it is at every moment..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]