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Author: Mike MillsLeslie UrdangDean VanechMiranda De PencierJay Van HoyAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Star Wars I, II, III), Academy Award® nominee Christopher Plummer (Inside Man), and Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) star in Beginners, an uplifting comedy about how funny and transformative life can be. When graphic designer Oliver  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
DVDs for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Mills; Leslie Urdang; Dean Vanech; Miranda De Pencier; Jay Van Hoy; Lars Knudsen; Ewan McGregor; Christopher Plummer; Mélanie Laurent; Goran Visnjic; Kasper Tuxen; Roger Neill; Dave Palmer; Brian Reitzell; Focus Features.; Olympus Pictures.; Parts and Labor (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 739771211
Language Note: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional subtitles in Spanish or French ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Bonus features: Short film about making Beginners; promo; feature commentary with writer/director Mike Mills.
Credits: Director of photography, Kasper Tuxen ; editor, Olivier Bugge Coutte ; music, Roger Neill, David Palmer, Brian Reitzell ; costume design, Jennifer Johnson ; production design, Shane Valentino.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language and some sexual content.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features include: Short film about making Beginners; promo; feature commentary with writer/director Mike Mills.
Other Titles: Beginners (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Focus Features and Olympus Pictures present, in association with Parts & Labor ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen ; written & directed by Mike Mills.

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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. Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Star Wars I, II, III), Academy Award® nominee Christopher Plummer (Inside Man), and Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) star in Beginners, an uplifting comedy about how funny and transformative life can be. When graphic designer Oliver (McGregor) meets free-spirited Anna (Laurent) shortly after his father (Plummer) has passed away, Oliver realizes just how much of a beginner he is when it comes to long-lasting romantic love. Memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life, encourage Oliver to open himself up to the potential of a true relationship. Inspired by writer/director Mike Mills' own father, it's an original love story that critics cheer is "smart, poignant and often hilarious!" (Karen Durbin, Elle) Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Mary Page Keller Directed by: Mike Mills.

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