Just saw a preview of Mike Mills’ second feature, Beginners, and it’s a great film — about love in all its forms: the complexities of love within a family, the exploration of new love when a man decides he’s gay at age 75, and the romantic hesitations of a straight hipster couple in L.A. Beginners opens this weekend in Los Angeles and New York. It’s really a good film.
I’ve been interested in seeing this since I first saw the trailer, and its gonna be at a local theater. The decision now is do I see this or Midnight in Paris first _
Midnight in Paris is really great, a lot of fun and good ideas to think about — it creatively uses the magic of film. But opening weekend box office is so important for indie filmmakers, so you can really give Beginners a break by seeing it this weekend. Midnight is also indie, but you’ve already missed that film’s opening weekend, so let your dollars say something to a studio by seeing Beginners this weekend, then be sure to see Midnight in Paris next weekend.
Lovely movie with amazing performances by Plummer and MacGregor.
I’m a huge fan of Mills as a Graphic Artist and I liked Thumbsucker. The trailers have been a little cutesy, but I’m willing to bet that it doesn’t tell the whole story. Thanks for sharing. I’m excited to see it.
saw this yesterday and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. highly recommended