‘Beginners’: Review Revue

Mike Mills’ first film, "Thumbsucker" was a quasi-cult hit. So when the director revealed that his second film, "Beginners," would be a semi-autobiographical exploration of his relationship with his dying father, critics and film goers alike were more than ready to give him another thumbs up.

The film opens Friday, and stars Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer as an unlikely father and son duo. McGregor, as Oliver, uses memories of his dead father, Hal, to help guide him through life. At age 75, Hal came out as a gay man, and Oliver recalls his father’s unexpected joy and wisdom to help him navigate through a new romance

Critics are split on the film. Will it be a surprise summer hit, or will it only play in the art house circuit? Read some reviews here for a hint. Read More...


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