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Beginners
7.7
/10
4,169 Ratings

BEGINNERS

Directed by Mike Mills
United States, 2010
Drama, Comedy, Romance, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

After his mother dies, Oliver, an illustrator, is stunned when his father, Hal, recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, announces to him he has a young male lover. Struggling with melancholia and his falling career, Oliver loses himself into his memories. Until he meets Anna.

Synopsis

After his mother dies, Oliver, an illustrator, is stunned when his father, Hal, recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, announces to him he has a young male lover. Struggling with melancholia and his falling career, Oliver loses himself into his memories. Until he meets Anna.

Our take

Love is healing, complex, and above all transformative in Mike Mills’s gorgeous, intensely personal gem. Among a stellar cast including Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent, screen legend Christopher Plummer won a long-awaited Oscar® for his moving portrayal of joy found after coming out late in life.