2012 in Film: #93
Beginners (2010) | Directed by Mike Mills
Thoughts: Mike Mills’ tender, semi-autobiographical film about relationships and life is at first quirky in the annoying sense. But fifteen minutes later, it becomes tender, real, and beautiful. Unique visual style that works with everything in the film. McGregor gives a great performance, once you get used to his character. Melanie Laurent is stunning and vulnerable in the film. And, of course, Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer is absolutely superb as McGregor’s newly out father.