Beginners

This is what love feels like


Beginners
A struggling artist meets an unpredictable young woman only months after his father has passed away. This new love floods him with memories of his father who came out of the closet after his wife of 44 years had passed away, only to discover he had cancer. Nevertheless, he lived his remaining years to the full with a young lover. Now his son tries to emulate that approach to life in his own romance.

105 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language).
Comedy, Drama, Gay interest, Romance, On the art circuit

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I'll keep this one in the closet.

Credits

Cast
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller
Director
Mike Mills
ScreenplayMike Mills
MusicRoger Neill, David Palmer, Brian Reitzell
CinematographyKasper Tuxen
EditingOlivier Bugge Coutté
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2010
Produced byOlympus Pictures, Parts and Labor

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome, moderate, not gratuitous
NudityVery brief
SexVery mild
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyInfrequent mild profanities
Drug abuseNone
CommentsLargely adult themes treated in a sensitive way.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconWhitty take on relationships in slice-of-life film
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Cape Times
Christy Lemire quote iconComing-out comedy observant,dryly funny
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconLike many dogs, it shrugs off setbacks and keeps hoping it can go outside and play.
18
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconThis is a sad, wise, little film that sneaks up on you in spots.
12
Metacritic.com
36 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
128 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWearing its twee heart on its sleeve, Beginners explores the depths of modern, multi-generational romance with wit and depth.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15

What the People say

Internet
4945 Netizens quote iconThe History of Sadness
15

Average .. 72%

14

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