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Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1118 (Rank from 2010: # 34)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick89(full review)Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 8
Dan O'Neill85 - With a real heart at the center of its funky story, Beginners is a well-acted, gentle, funny, and moving portrait about it never being too late to have love in your life, no matter how old or young.
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David Baruffi70(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Ewan McGregor (Oliver)
  • Christopher Plummer (Hal)
  • Mélanie Laurent (Anna)
  • Goran Visnjic (Andy)
  • Kai Lennox (Elliot)
  • Mary Page Keller (Georgia)
  • Keegan Boos (Young Oliver)
  • China Shavers (Shauna)
  • Melissa Tang (Liz)
  • Amanda Payton (Party Person)
  • Luke Dilberto (Green Witch)
  • Lou Taylor Pucci (Magician)
  • Jennifer Lauren Grant (Record Company Rep)
  • Reynaldo Pacheco (Julio)
  • Jodi Long (Dr. Long)
  • Bruce French (Dr. Wright)
  • Leslie Shea (ICU Nurse #1)
  • Michael Chieffo (Hals Priest)
  • Jennifer Hasty (Secretary)
  • Rodney Saulsberry (1978 Museum Staff)
  • June Saunders (1978 Fancy Woman)
  • Catherine McGoohan (1978 Older Woman)
  • Terry Walters (Terse Nurse)
  • Lana Young (ICU Nurse #2)
  • Algerita Wynn Lewis (Nice Nurse)
  • Regine Redwing (Strict Nurse)
  • Sunday Burke (Home Nurse #1)
  • Patrick L. Birkett (Hal Look-Alike)
  • Sabera Wise (Skating Rink Manager)
  • Rafael J. Noble (Brian)
  • Jose Yenque (Robert)
  • Mike Mills (Director)