Sunday, February 13, 2011

TRAILER: Ewan McGregor & Christopher Plummer's "Beginners"

PLOT: A young man (McGregor) is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father (Plummer): that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

CAST: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds), Goran Visnjic ("ER")

VERDICT: First off, McGregor still getting to play "a young man" at 39 is more bizarre than his character learning his father was secretly gay. Secondly, McGregor's character trying to have a verbal relationship with his dog and the dog getting subtitles is more bizarre than his father trying to live the life of a young gay man and make up for lost time before he dies of cancer. Such an addition could be considered contrived quirkiness to amp up the indie cred, but hopefully it becomes more about acceptance and romantic exploration than anything else.

Release Date: June 3

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