Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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When graphic designer Oliver meets free-spirited Anna shortly after his father has passed away, Oliver realizes just how much of a beginner he is when it comes to long-lasting romantic love. 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, encourage Oliver to open himself up to the potential of a true relationship.
Publisher: [Canada] : Distributed by Alliance Films, 2011.
Branch Call Number: FIC Begin
Characteristics: 1 DVD (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Beginners


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ArapahoeAlison Jul 15, 2017

Mike Mills, the director, is a great writer. And the movie explores his relationship with is father in an endearing way.

VaughanPLSarahN Jun 08, 2017

Lovely movie full of thoughtful, subtle performances from all. I did not expect to find it quite so sad. The synopsis leaves out just how much of the movie is about imperfect family relationships and grief.

Jan 30, 2017

I have 2 requests that I have placed on hold & which are in libraries . None have been answered. I have requested them several times to no avail! please lookinto this problem.

Thanks, Marlene JoanHay

martins_mom Jan 04, 2016

Not sure where the title fits in, but this quirky movie about a graphic artist hitting 40 with a trail of failed relationships; his elderly father who has decided after 44 years of marriage to come out as gay; and a waif-like French actress is as engaging as they come. Very believable characterization.

Aug 18, 2015

Should be in the Drama category, mostly about grief (and the memories and restarting one's life, etc).

May 11, 2015

Felt like the focus of the story was on the son & not the dad so I thought the story was a bit boring & I didn't really feel much for the son.

Apr 17, 2015

I liked this movie. It was very touching. I also expected more of a comedy, but I wasn't disappointed by the story.

Dec 24, 2014

Forgive me for not enjoying this movie. Great actors all, but I didn't feel that their hearts were in the parts they played! It's all my fault, I know. SORRY!

Aug 15, 2014

I liked this movie, I was rooting for them the whole time. Life is life.

May 24, 2014

Enjoyed this movie, though the preview was misleading and the cover looks a lot more upbeat than the actual film. There are a funny bits, but overall, the movie meanders and is quite sad. Some food for thought about family dynamics, partnerships, communication, and taking chances. Charming.

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