Beginners - Trailer
Year 2011Genre(s) Dramas
Oliver remembers the time, in 2003, when his father Hal, came out to him at the age of 75, soon after the death of Oliver's mother Georgia. Hal was wearing a robe and not a purple sweater, as Oliver had previously thought. This came as a shock to him, having thought that his dad was perfectly happy with his mother. But Hal always knew he was gay; though he had thought that by marrying Georgia he would turn straight. Although Oliver maintains that he is fine with his father coming out, Hal's much younger, handsome boyfriend, Andy, doesn't seem so sure.
When Hal falls ill five years after his confession, Oliver feels closer to Hal than ever. He learns a lot from watching his father and his boyfriend about how acting in a loving relationship. Hal passes away, leaving Oliver living alone with his dog, a cute Jack Russell.
Around the time of his father's passing, Oliver meets a quirky French actress, called Anna, who is suffering from laryngitis when they first meet and thus has to communicate by writing down her thoughts. Oliver is determined to make their relationship work, as his previous relationships have dissolved over time and to do that, he needs to draw on the lessons he learned from watching Hal and Andy over the years.
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox and Lou Taylor Pucci.