Thursday, December 8, 2011

Beginners (2010)

Director: Mike Mills. Cast:: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent. 105 min. Rated R. Drama.

In the director's autobiographical story, a middle-aged man's mother dies, a few months later his 75-year-old father (Plummer, in an Oscar-worthy performance) tells him he has cancer and was gay all along, and he himself is in a confused state about his relationship to the opposite sex. This becomes the central concept: What is considered a true relationship? What each individual defines, regardless of social norms ... or what the society considers normal? The filmmakers wisely avoid answering the question, and leave the discussion up to you. Watch this with a friend; each person will have their own perspective.

Mo says:

1 comment:

  1. Well, actually It was complicated story, meanwhile , there were extra details and mini stories which are really need to mentioned the main concept very well , and we saw that when the family would deviate from the normal line , the long tragic consequences for all of them are inevitable. An unhappy mother goes to be an abnormal, hysteric woman , an unhappy man struggle to suppress his main desire for 44 years and just in last moments of life found opportunity to enjoy and finaly the result of such mistake is a lonely and Isolated youngman who is living in his past with his drawings as the signs of a disorganized &complicated busy mind .... And the story of girl is another concept...It was a strange but special movie and absolutely deserve to be nominee.