8 Jan

Beginners | 2010 | Director: Mike Mills | Site | IMDB

This is a beautiful film. It is a superb story of love and loss and how similar they can be. The three leads, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent, are perfect in their roles and blend seamlessly together. I was surprised how poignant and reflective this film was, it was in rather stark contrast to the trailers. This story was loosely based on the life of the director, Mike Mills, and that definitely helped in conveying Oliver’s past. Most of the film deals with Ewan McGregor’s character, Oliver, struggling with his recent past and reflecting on growing up. You see how “love” has been taught to him throughout his life and compare it to what he is presently going through. I deeply enjoyed this very affecting and satisfying film.

The trailer for this movie made it look like a comedy to me. It is far from that. There were many funny and cute parts in this film, but they were definitely outweighed by the sadness of loss and love. The entire cast was perfect and played very well together. The movie was a little drawn out at parts but was able to bring you right back in with the help of the actors. Definitely see this but have tissues. BTW I LOVE ARTHUR!!

Beginners Trailer


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