The Beginners – My Movie Pick For 03-June-2011

Ever since The Sound Of Music, I have been a fan and an admirer of Christopher Plummer. But I feel, as an amazing and talented actor that he is, he doesn’t get enough recognition for his work. So primarely for that, I pick the film, The Beginners, opening this weekend in the U.S., as my recommended film to see even though I already know it won’t do so well and I will explain later why, when I see the film myself.

Synopsis: From writer/director Mike Mills comes a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. ‘Beginners‘ imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent of ‘Inglourious Basterds‘) only months after his father Hal (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who — following 44 years of marriage — came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him. (moviefone)

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