3 New Clips from BEGINNERS Starring Ewan McGregor

     May 19, 2011


A trio of new clips from writer/director Mike Mills’ (Thumbsucker) “dramady” Beginners has landed online. Starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Bastards), the film is a boy (McGregor) meets girl (Laurent) story with the twist coming when boy reflects on the lessons taught to him by his recently deceased father (Plummer) who, at the age of 75, came out of the closet to finish his sunset years in style. Beginners premiered at TIFF last year and I’m looking forward to checking it out when it hits theaters stateside on June 3rd.

Hit the jump to check out the new clips entitled “Awfully Alone,” “Fatherly Advice,” and “Joy of Sex” respectively. In case you need more Beginners in your life, you can click here for the trailer and click here for two older clips entitled “Akbar” and “Ask Me Anything.”

You can click over to Apple to check out the new clips in HD. We will post here as soon as embeds are available.

Here is the official synopsis for Beginners:

From writer/director Mike Mills comes a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. -Beginners- imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his father Hal (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

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