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Genre Drama
Running Time 104 min
Release Date Jun 3, 2011
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Beginners

"Beginners" imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver. Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal 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… Show more

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June 10, 2011 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris/Globe Staff

In “Beginners,’’ Christopher Plummer is full of life — and full of death. He plays Hal, a widowed father who, at 75, tells his 38-year-old son, Oliver (Ewan McGregor), that he’s gay. It’s a perfect role for Plummer, whose sexuality in movies has skirted the domain of orientation and yet has always had the debonair trappings associated with homosexuals of a certain vintage.

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