I'm all for daring, difficult-to-swallow cinema, but this one is a NO for me. All that beautiful imagery (including the fine specimen front and center) can't make up for all the clunky line readings and pedantic deeper meanings.
Best screenplay of the year; the brisk and cool dialogue delivered by its impeccable cast (especially Andrew Garfield) truly sets this film apart. Timely and relevant, undoubtedly the movie of the moment. Riveting, entertaining and masterfully constructed. Fincher achieves a film so modern, it will serve as a time capsule of our time for generations to come.
Beginners might possess the quirky, twee-ness we’ve come to expect from indie dramedies, but it also might’ve changed my life. Despite its cliches, it reveals itself with earnestness and richly realized characters. Christopher Plummer stands out, playing a terminally ill man in his 70s who finally embraces his sexuality and enjoys his final years of life as an openly gay man. A superb Ewan McGregor, playing his son, deals with his ailing father’s new beginning and looming end, then explores…