Beginners

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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... read more
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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.

Original Release

06/03/2011

US Release

06/03/2011

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Cast

Ewan McGregor Oliver / Oliver Fields
Christopher Plummer Hal / Hal Fields
Melanie Laurent Anna / Anna Wallace
Goran Visnjic Andy
Kai Lennox Elliot
Mary Page Keller Georgia / Georgia Fields
Keegan Boos Young Oliver
China Shavers Shauna
Melissa Tang Liz
Amanda Payton Party Person
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mike Mills

Writers

Mike Mills

Cast

Ewan McGregor Oliver / Oliver Fields
Christopher Plummer Hal / Hal Fields
Melanie Laurent Anna / Anna Wallace
Goran Visnjic Andy
Kai Lennox Elliot
Mary Page Keller Georgia / Georgia Fields
Keegan Boos Young Oliver
China Shavers Shauna
Melissa Tang Liz
Amanda Payton Party Person
Lou Taylor Pucci Magician
Jennifer Lauren Grant Record Company Rep
Reynaldo Pacheco Julio
Jodi Long Dr. Long
Bruce French Dr. Wright
Leslie Shea ICU Nurse #1
Michael Chieffo Hal's Priest
Jennifer Hasty Secretary
Rodney Saulsberry 1978 Museum Staff
June Sanders 1978 Fancy Woman

Producers

Editors

Olivier Bugge Coutté

2012 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
2012 Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Won
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