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Movie Review: Beginners

Tonight I went and saw Beginners staring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer. 

It was a great film. I laughed so loud that I missed dialogue, and then later I cried along with the characters. It was a gorgeous understated little film about the History of Sadness and how sometimes all you have to do is try, even though you don't know how.

On a side note: It reminded me why I fell in love with Ewan McGregor all those years ago when I first saw him in Shallow Grave (which remains one of my favourite movies of all time). He's an amazing actor. Christopher Plummer, of course, is also fantastic and just melt into the role completely.
 
I highly recommend it.
 
Don't pay any attention to the official synopsis on IMDB though - it's not very accurate.

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zestyzorra
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC)
Oh good, I'm glad to hear you liked it! I thought the preview looked simply delightful! :') I'll see it this weekend, whoo~!
hells_half_acre
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:47 am (UTC)
Whoo! I hope you like it as much as I did!
franztastisch
Jun. 25th, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)
Hey! Great! I saw a trailer for this before seeing Life in a Day (WHICH EVERYONE SHOULD SEE, IT IS GLORIOUS) and thought it looked brilliant. I shall have to look it up now. :)
hells_half_acre
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I want to see Life in a Day! I shall go see that next!

I hope you like Beginners as much as I did.
fannishliss
Jun. 25th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
the name Beginners is impossible for me to remember, but the trailer made it look so great. I love the little dog with the subtitles. :)

Ewan McGregor makes everything good. :D

Thanks for the helpful review!
hells_half_acre
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
I know, when my friend called me up and said "Beginners is playing at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas", my response was "What's that?" even though we had JUST been talking about it the week before.

The little dog with subtitles was adorable and nearly killed me with laughter. I hadn't seen a preview for the movie either - I'd only read a review (non-favourable) and thought "hey, that movie actually sounds pretty good!" (As you can tell, I don't always listen to reviewers.)
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