Based on 220 votes and 49 reviews
Goran Visnjic has a small appearance, but the film is organized as a progression of interconnected flashbacks. Taking after the demise of his dad Hal, Oliver thinks about their relationship taking after the passing of Oliver's mom, Georgia. Not long after her demise, Hal turned out to his child and started investigating life as a straightforwardly gay man. He gets to be dynamic in the gay group, discovers love and turns out to be more legit with himself and with his child.
Beginners may look shallow, but I'm trying to convince you that it is actually a great movie. Ewan McGregor, Goran Visnjic, Christopher Plummer... they all make a great acting crew without which this movie wouldn't have been this fun, exciting and possible. I know that the subject is not really going to be according to everybody's taste, but hey no movie is perfect, right? Following the moving scenes that can touch anybody, you will start to understand why this movie is great and underrated in the same time.
i really loved this movie. great characters, words not wasted. this is a thought provoking film, so it is not for all. christopher plumber was wonderful.
Good movie. Plummer gives one of his best performances, as does McGregor
Good movie, with many emotional moments with some surprising comical overaly.
A wonderful movie about life!
surprisingly good,excellent sound track
I only think that this movie only deserves a three star rating.
A very good movie.
Poetic but dull.
Just love the action
Pretty good movie, overall good story line.
Touching movie. Slow parts.
I adored this quiet but mighty film. The casting is perfection. I love a director that trusts the audience enough to not spell out every little detail. People are complicated.
Lots of warm characters to appreciate in this movie!
A little slow, but picks up in the middle...very moving!
it was ok
It was a slow movie..needed more dialogue between father and son, as the talking dog takes the best lines!
Engaging movie and well done.
Great cast! Worth seeing.
slow and sad, but there are moments that connect the viewers.
Very charming film
A truly insperational movie, that both me and my girlfriend enjoyed!
Fun,great cast,and the talking dog steals the show!
Quiet, senstive and thoughtful. I loved this artist masterpiece. Have always loved Ewan and of course, could watch Plummer read the phone book. No surprise that we care about the very human plight they both experience. Saw it with my mother and she felt the same way.
I think this movie was well made and I gave it a three star rating.
It was okay..would have liked more of father and son relationship to be developped
Christopher Plummer is super as usual. This is sad, funny, well written drama. I very much enjoyed it.
I loved this movie because it actually told a story without all the flash and 3D of today. Christopher Plummer was a amazing as always. A great movie for adults.
A lovely film with great acting by Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent, and Christopher Plummer. Sad but very touching. For serious film lovers.
The movie moves too slow and simply drags.
Smart,funny,witty...a little slow at times..the talking dog steals the scenes!
Christopher Plummer is great here
The movie drags and simply move too slow.
Christopher Plummer has his movie roles in years, and Ewan McGregor is great in his supporting role.
Not a bad movie at all.
"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.