"Beginners," is the most gentle and intimate film I have seen in quite some time. This is a lovely story about learning how to begin accepting things into your life.
By far the best movie I have seen so far this year. Amazingly clever and cute.
I think it's a all right movie for some people but not for me.
Performances were good but script was slow and boring.
Following the death of his father - on the heels of learning he's gay and has a young lover - Oliver [Ewan McGregor] has to come to terms with his inability to form a lasting relationship when he meets Anna [Melanie Laurent] and begins to fall in love.
The movie skips around as Oliver's memories flitter between his childhood and his father's life as a freshly come out of the closet 75-year old gay man. Collages of what the sun/history/nature looks like at various points add whimsey as Oliver explores his relationship with his father, pre and post his coming out coming.
The film ends, logically enough and emotionaly appropriately, with a beginning.
Christopher Plummer is Oscar®-worth
a good "artsy" movie,however a little long and characters not developed.
Painfully dull. I expected a bit of humour, a dash of flair. Nope. Deadly. Actors worked hard witht the script. What this needed was pacing and wit. Dragged on and on and on.