Monday, April 29, 2013

Beginners



2010 American Feature

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic and Mary Page Keller
Writer/Director: Mike Mills

Synopsis:
Following his mother's death, a young man is surprised by his elderly father's announcement that he is gay.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 84% / Audience: 77%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 81% / Audience: 7.3%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award nominations for Film Performance of the Year (Plummer) and LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer); also nominated for Best Feature, Director and Screenplay.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Movie Dearest Award Honorable Mention for Man of the Year (Plummer).
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Based on the true-life coming out of writer/director Mike Mills' father at the age of 75.
  • Casting Call: Max von Sydow.
  • Christopher Plummer was 82 years old at the time of his Academy Award win for Beginners, which makes him the oldest person to ever win an Oscar for acting.

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