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Beginners (2011)



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4 out of 10 Quirky Drama
Regina from Kilkenny, 01 Feb 2012
Really enjoyable film, based around a father-son relationship supported by a beautiful french girl and adorable dog. Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer give subtle performances and Melanie Laurent is a typical cool French girl. The story is told is flashback and the story threads back from the father's declining health and the emerging relationship between the son and a French actress. The little dog acts as a sounding board for all drama in the movie and this works well. Very good film...
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3 out of 10 Not as good as the trailer
Blanaid from Dublin, 09 May 2012
I liked the slow pace of this but it drove my husband mad. The trailer is really quirky and while the film is, it is too serious to be really off-beat. The dog is cool. The story moves very slowly but there is a nice atmosphere that makes it enjoyable.
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1.5 out of 10 Test your patience
Donal from Cork, 22 Nov 2011
I saw this in the cinema. Nothing happens! As dull a film as could be imagined, despite strong actors and lovely filming, as far as I can remember from the stupour of boredom.
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3.5 out of 10 Only fair
Caroline from Kerry, 19 Aug 2012
A bit pretentious at times. This was trying to be a french art-house movie that didn't really quiet get there it but nevertheless I enjoyed it. There were a couple of laughs.
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2 out of 10 Too self regarding
Seamus from Monaghan, 28 Nov 2012
I switched this off after half an hour. I'm sure it's great. I'm sure it's worthy but I didn't care about any of the characters and in the end I just gave up on it.
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What's it about....
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.








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