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A father comes out of the closet at the age of 75 years old, and had been married for 45 years. His hunger to completely change his life was confusing, painful, very funny, and deeply inspiring. Change, honesty, and openness can happen when it seems least likely.
Drama Comedy - This is a romantic comedy-drama aimed at adult moviegoers. Fans of
stars Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent, and Christopher Plummer should
enjoy. Gay themes and language make the film inappropriate for
>Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love
the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Ewan McGregor).
Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent) only months after his father Hal Fields (Christopher
Plummer) has passed away.
This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father, who, following the
death of his
wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized,
tumultuous gay life – which included a younger boyfriend, Andy (Goran Visnjic).
The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father
closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with
bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.