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Watch: Ewan McGregor Gets to Know His Gay Father in 'Beginners'


In Beginners, Ewan McGregor plays an illustrator whose father comes out to him following the death of his mother, after 44 years of marriage. Christopher Plummer plays McGregor's father, who, when he finds himself with a terminal cancer diagnosis, continues living his truth without apology or regret. 

I had the opportunity to screen this film last week and liked it a lot. At its heart is a powerful meditation on middle age and embracing life's possibilities and opportunities for happiness before it's too late. 

Watch the trailer which was just released, AFTER THE JUMP...

I believe the movie is set for an early June release.

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  1. That looks amazing. Can’t wait to see it (and most likely bawl my eyes out!)

    Posted by: ichabod | Jan 28, 2011 10:31:11 AM

  2. I've sort of had it for Christopher Plummer since "The Sound of Music"....

    ...and for Ewan McGregor since "Shallow Grave," farzat goes...

    This does look like a Weeper.

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Jan 28, 2011 11:13:55 AM

  3. I read for a role in this and thought the screenplay was excellent. So glad it turned out well and can't wait to see it!

    Posted by: StillmarriedinCA | Jan 28, 2011 1:07:48 PM

  4. looks cute

    Posted by: just a guy | Jan 28, 2011 1:11:21 PM

  5. It would nice for Plummer to finally get an Oscar.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jan 28, 2011 1:20:00 PM

  6. Christopher Plummer is absolutely amazing - he has such a rich set of work

    another great recent role of his is Dr. Parnassus

    can't believe he doesn't have an oscar yet

    Posted by: neverstops | Jan 28, 2011 1:42:59 PM

  7. Oooh, I can't wait!

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 28, 2011 2:45:26 PM

  8. At alst, something that looks like its worth watching.

    Posted by: Atheist | Jan 28, 2011 3:01:42 PM

  9. yay Ewan isn't a hollywood sell out.

    Posted by: mike | Jan 28, 2011 3:22:47 PM

  10. Cute dog ( and yeah Ewan isn't bad looking either)

    Posted by: jaragon | Jan 28, 2011 5:56:15 PM

  11. looks like cute fluff - love the dog!

    Posted by: ACe | Jan 28, 2011 6:04:58 PM

  12. I'm there!

    Posted by: james Brown | Jan 28, 2011 8:35:41 PM

  13. It will be a movie to noticed by many & I am sure a nomination for Christopher Plummer. It's nice to see such good work done in a movie.

    Posted by: CC | Jan 29, 2011 1:22:46 AM

  14. Ewan's got a big, thick Scottish wanger. I wonder if he gets it from his dad.

    Posted by: SizeQueen | Jan 29, 2011 1:33:33 PM

  15. Agree with Ace and Jarragon, cutest terrier since Asta in the Thin Man pictures. Sure to earn Oscar nominations for the dog & Christopher Plummer

    Posted by: Christopher Walker | Jan 30, 2011 10:23:35 AM

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