The Resource Beginners, 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

Beginners, 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

Label
Beginners
Title
Beginners
Statement of 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
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Plummer)
Cataloging source
CUV
Characteristic
videorecording
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Beginners (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Kasper Tuxen ; editor, Olivier Bugge Coutte ; music, Roger Neill, David Palmer, Brian Reitzell ; costume design, Jennifer Johnson ; production design, Shane Valentino
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language and some sexual content
Language note
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional subtitles in Spanish or French; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.B45 2011
PerformerNote
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos
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  • 1968-
  • 1971-
  • 1983-
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  • Mills, Mike
  • Urdang, Leslie
  • Vanech, Dean
  • De Pencier, Miranda
  • Van Hoy, Jay
  • Knudsen, Lars
  • McGregor, Ewan
  • Plummer, Christopher
  • Laurent, Mélanie
  • Visnjic, Goran
  • Tuxen, Kasper
  • Neill, Roger
  • Palmer, Dave
  • Reitzell, Brian
  • Focus Features
  • Olympus Pictures
  • Parts and Labor (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
104
Series statement
Four star collection
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  • Gay fathers
  • Older gay men
  • Closeted gays
  • Widowers
  • Terminally ill parents
  • Gay fathers
  • May-December romances
  • Children of gay parents
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fathers and sons
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  • Padre e hijo
  • Children of gay parents
  • Closeted gays
  • Fathers and sons
  • Gay fathers
  • May-December romances
  • United States
  • Padres e hijos
Technique
live action
Label
Beginners, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2010
  • Bonus features: Short film about making Beginners; promo; feature commentary with writer/director Mike Mills
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features include: Short film about making Beginners; promo; feature commentary with writer/director Mike Mills
Control code
ocn739771211
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (104 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192095139
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
62117653
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
MCA62117653D
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Beginners, 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
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2010
  • Bonus features: Short film about making Beginners; promo; feature commentary with writer/director Mike Mills
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features include: Short film about making Beginners; promo; feature commentary with writer/director Mike Mills
Control code
ocn739771211
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (104 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192095139
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
62117653
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
MCA62117653D
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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