DVD: Beginners

By admin
23 March 2012

Rating: 4/5

2011. 100 min.



When his wife dies after 44 years of marriage 75-year-old Hal (Christopher Plummer) comes out to his son, Oliver (Ewan McGregor), and gleefully throws himself into a gay lifestyle.

When the old man dies four years later Oliver is distraught with grief.

Through flashbacks we see him trying to make sense of his relationships with his parents and his new love, French actress Anna (Mélanie Laurent).

This is a subtly told story with superb performances – Plummer won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role but McGregor and Laurent are equally captivating. Highly recommended.

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