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Beginners is a 4 star programme

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Beginners (2010)

Directed by
Mike Mills

After his wife's death, 75-year-old Hal (Christopher Plummer) let his son Oliver (McGregor) into a secret: he was gay. Beginning a relationship with the much younger Andy (Goran Visnjic), Hal enjoyed his newfound liberation, until his diagnosis with terminal cancer.

Now, after Hal's death, graphic artist Oliver is embarking on a romance with French actress Anna (Melanie Laurent), and is prompted to reminisce about the last few years of his father's life.

Met with a warm reception from critics, Mills' autobiographical comedy drama is a quirky and original gem. Performances are strong across the board, with Plummer in particular a joy to watch. Bagging a Best Supporting Male Oscar for this amusing and wonderfully unrestrained turn, the 82-year-old became the oldest recipient of a competitive Academy Award. Alongside, McGregor exudes his usual breezy charm. This, along with some unconventional, stylised touches helps make Beginners an enjoyably fresh and, at times, very touching treat.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2010

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor...Oliver
Image for Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer...Hal
Image for Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent...Anna
Image for Goran VisnjicGoran Visnjic...Andy
Kai Lennox...Elliot
Mary Page Keller...Georgia
Keegan Boos...Young Oliver
China Shavers...Shauna
Melissa Tang...Liz
Amanda Payton...Party Person
Luke Diliberto...Green Witch
Lou Taylor Pucci...Magician
Bambadjan Bamba...The Sads
Hana Hwang...The Sads
Samuel T. Ritter...The Sads