Beginners

Beginners

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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AL_ALISON 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.

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GustavMahler
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.

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booksmile
Aug 18, 2015

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

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BoogerBot
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.

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HOLLY ROWE
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.

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geomillar
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!

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ashleysears
Aug 15, 2014

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

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ehm_chen
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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