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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ewan McGregor
Mélanie Laurent
Christopher Plummer
Goran Visnjic
Directors
Mike Mills
Screenwriters
Mike Mills
Running Time
104 minutes

Beginners
Gay Dad the indie film, not the indie band


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Beginners

Plot
American graphic artist Oliver (McGregor) is grieving for his father Hal (Plummer) when he embarks on a romance with French actress Anna (Laurent). He remembers the recent past when Hal revealed that he was gay, and that he was dying of cancer.


Verdict
With good performances and characters, Beginners is an enjoyable, amusing and occasionally poignant watch. Indie film fans will want to catch it, but it falls short of being a must-see.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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