Beginners

Beginners

DVD - 2011
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A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Focus Features, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE BEGIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (R)(104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
optical
Notes: DVD release of the 2010 motion picture
Bonus features: Short film about making Beginners; promo; feature commentary with writer/director Mike Mills

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Mooseum
Aug 05, 2019

It took me a while to figure out why I had borrowed this movie, and then realized that Mike Mills had also directed 20th Century Women, which I liked. This movie, however, seemed flat and totally uninteresting. Oh well.

ArapahoeAlison Jul 15, 2017

Mike Mills, the director, is a great writer. And the movie explores his relationship with is father in an endearing way.

VaughanPLSarahN Jun 08, 2017

Lovely movie full of thoughtful, subtle performances from all. I did not expect to find it quite so sad. The synopsis leaves out just how much of the movie is about imperfect family relationships and grief.

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GustavMahler
Jan 30, 2017

I have 2 requests that I have placed on hold & which are in libraries . None have been answered. I have requested them several times to no avail! please lookinto this problem.

Thanks, Marlene JoanHay

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Filthy_Doves
Apr 26, 2016

Second favorite book by my favorite author, honestly couldn't put it down

martins_mom Jan 04, 2016

Not sure where the title fits in, but this quirky movie about a graphic artist hitting 40 with a trail of failed relationships; his elderly father who has decided after 44 years of marriage to come out as gay; and a waif-like French actress is as engaging as they come. Very believable characterization.

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booksmile
Aug 18, 2015

Should be in the Drama category, mostly about grief (and the memories and restarting one's life, etc).

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BoogerBot
May 11, 2015

Felt like the focus of the story was on the son & not the dad so I thought the story was a bit boring & I didn't really feel much for the son.

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HOLLY ROWE
Apr 17, 2015

I liked this movie. It was very touching. I also expected more of a comedy, but I wasn't disappointed by the story.

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geomillar
Dec 24, 2014

Forgive me for not enjoying this movie. Great actors all, but I didn't feel that their hearts were in the parts they played! It's all my fault, I know. SORRY!

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