With a highly talented cast and quiet indie-move feel, Beginners is a movie that you will enjoy watching and remembering. Christopher Plummer stars as Hal and Ewan McGregor plays his son Oliver. After his wife of 38 years dies, Hal shocks Oliver by telling him that he is gay. He then begins his new life as an openly gay man at age 75. Oliver adjusts to this news, only to deal with Hal’s death after battling with cancer a few years later. Although it sounds all gloom and doom, the movie has many moments of levity, especially during Oliver’s budding romance with Anna, a French actress he meets at a costume party. There are three timelines in the story, woven together beautifully to create the overall impression that it’s never too late to start something new. Beginners comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on November 15.
It’s never too late to begin something new
November 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Drama, Movies