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Beginners (2010)

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Comedy, Drama, Romance

The film imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Laurent) only months after his father Hal Fields (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, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life – which included a younger boyfriend, Andy (Visnjic).

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. Also starring Mary Page Keller and Kai Lennox.

Director: Mike Mills

Writer: Mike Mills

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos, China Shavers

Cast:

Ewan McGregorOliver
Christopher PlummerHal
Mélanie LaurentAnna
Goran VisnjicAndy
Kai LennoxElliot
Mary Page KellerGeorgia
Keegan BoosYoung Oliver
China ShaversShauna
Melissa TangLiz
Amanda PaytonParty Person
Luke DilibertoGreen Witch
Lou Taylor PucciMagician
Bambadjan BambaThe Sads
Hana HwangThe Sads
Samuel T. RitterThe Sads
Jennifer LaurenRecord Company Rep
Reynaldo PachecoJulio
Jodi LongDr. Long
Bruce FrenchDr. Wright
Leslie SheaICU Nurse #1
Michael ChieffoHal’s Priest
Jennifer HastySecretary
Rodney Saulsberry1978 Museum Staff
June Sanders1978 Fancy Woman
Catherine McGoohan1978 Older Woman
Terry WaltersTerse Nurse
Lana YoungICU Nurse #2
Algerita WynnNice Nurse
Regina McKee RedwingStrict Nurse
Sunday BurkeHome Nurse #1
Patrick BirkettHal Look-Alike
Sabera WiseSkating Rink Manager
Rafael J. NobleBrian (as Rafael J. Noblé)
Jose YenqueRobert
T.G. CodyThe Primetimers
Patrick ScottThe Primetimers
Ton SuckhasemThe Primetimers
Charles ValentinoThe Primetimers
Seth T. WalkerThe Primetimers
Michael LarenThe Primetimers
CosmoArthur
Jessica ElderCat Dancer
Kim FarrisScarecrow
Sean GradyDancer at Bar
Frederick KeeveParty Guest
Nick KellingtonButler
Lawrence RavettinaGay Party friend
Shelley RobertsonHotel Manager
Joanna TheobaldsNurse’s Aide
Del ZamoraThe Primetimers

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