A son discovers the father he never knew, embracing the opportunity to reconnect while struggling in a relationship that seems doomed to failure in this intimate, melancholy drama from Thumbsucker
director Mike Mills. At once subtle, heartfelt, and deeply compassionate, Beginners
serves as a gentle reminder that we’re never truly ready for the challenges life throws our way, even when we think we’ve seen it all.
Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is an illustrator with a history of failed relationships. Growing up, he spent much of his time with his eccentric mother, Georgia (Mary Page Keller), while his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), supported the ar...