Beginners

Beginners

DVD - 2011
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HuckleberryFairy
Nov 10, 2018

I really like this movie. It's about relationships with others and yourself and how they can fail but things can turn out ok. It's sincere and refreshingly not about characters you usually see in movies. There's a cute dog too. All the actors did great jobs. I bought this movie and watch it often. I love it.

ArapahoeAlison Jul 15, 2017

Mike Mills, the director, is a great writer. And the movie explores his relationship with is father in an endearing way.

VaughanPLSarahN Jun 08, 2017

Lovely movie full of thoughtful, subtle performances from all. I did not expect to find it quite so sad. The synopsis leaves out just how much of the movie is about imperfect family relationships and grief.

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GustavMahler
Jan 30, 2017

I have 2 requests that I have placed on hold & which are in libraries . None have been answered. I have requested them several times to no avail! please lookinto this problem.

Thanks, Marlene JoanHay

martins_mom Jan 04, 2016

Not sure where the title fits in, but this quirky movie about a graphic artist hitting 40 with a trail of failed relationships; his elderly father who has decided after 44 years of marriage to come out as gay; and a waif-like French actress is as engaging as they come. Very believable characterization.

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booksmile
Aug 18, 2015

Should be in the Drama category, mostly about grief (and the memories and restarting one's life, etc).

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BoogerBot
May 11, 2015

Felt like the focus of the story was on the son & not the dad so I thought the story was a bit boring & I didn't really feel much for the son.

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HOLLY ROWE
Apr 17, 2015

I liked this movie. It was very touching. I also expected more of a comedy, but I wasn't disappointed by the story.

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geomillar
Dec 24, 2014

Forgive me for not enjoying this movie. Great actors all, but I didn't feel that their hearts were in the parts they played! It's all my fault, I know. SORRY!

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ashleysears
Aug 15, 2014

I liked this movie, I was rooting for them the whole time. Life is life.

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ehm_chen
May 24, 2014

Enjoyed this movie, though the preview was misleading and the cover looks a lot more upbeat than the actual film. There are a funny bits, but overall, the movie meanders and is quite sad. Some food for thought about family dynamics, partnerships, communication, and taking chances. Charming.

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dprodrig
Apr 28, 2014

There are two stories twisting around each other in this movie. The one about the older man who finally steps into his own once his wife passes away and accepts his own sexuality with a fierceness that is touching. And then the son, how he moves through the changes in his own dad's life and how he tries to connect in his own. Intriguing all around and worth watching. Definitely not uplifting as you would think based on the description. Sad, touching, and relatable.

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SusannahElf
Oct 18, 2013

I loved this movie, especially Christopher Plummer's joyful portrayal of a man who in his senior years is finally free to live as himself. I found the film moving, funny and well worth seeing.

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ilovewhippets
Sep 25, 2013

I felt the movie didn't match the cover.. It's a lonely, sad story! It shows a relationship between the father and son and all its imperfections, etc.., and son and his girlfriend, etc, which might interest some people.. Yet, it was a disappointing movie..

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0cho
Sep 10, 2013

A very slow movie. Not a comedy at all. Moving at times. Hits home for anyone that has parents that are about to pass away. The dog stole the show.

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ostwald
Aug 14, 2013

I saw the start of the movie and I did not like it I did not finish the movie this is not for children to watch

lasertravis Jul 08, 2013

Above average romantic dramedy. This was a very honest, open and well acted depiction of two romantic relationships and the relationship between a man and his father. Slow and not high in the comedy area, it was still a very effective film. Well done and not run-of-the-mill.

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britprincess1
May 27, 2013

I appreciated it and I liked it while I watched it, but I wouldn't want to watch it again. I'd recommend for a one-time watch only.

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velloxal
May 10, 2013

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father : he has terminal cancer and has a young male lover.

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uncommonreader
Mar 21, 2013

This is a very good film about grief and sadness. A well-deserved Oscar for Plummer.

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andrea_m
Feb 04, 2013

I found this film more than a little irritating. Re the young couple, found myself asking "Am I supposed to want them to be together?"

jesking Dec 27, 2012

Being single in my 30s and not having dated much before, this movie really got me. Loved it.

Monuu Dec 08, 2012

It was okay I was expecting something more exciting it was a little dull.

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Winnipeg1
Aug 16, 2012

Very ok, nothing more. Better than your basic Hollywood output, but not a lot.

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smurray13
Aug 12, 2012

Beautifully done!! Amazing film.


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