Beginners is on track to be this year’s The Kids Are All Right, as acting legend Christopher Plummer takes on his first gay role as Hal, an elderly widow who comes out to his son, Oliver, after his wife dies. Oliver’s parents had been married for 44 years. The film was written and directed by Mike Mills and is set for a release in June.
It’s already getting some pretty good early reviews from being on the festival circuit because of a supposedly stellar performances by Plummer (who received a Oscar nomination for The Last Station in 2009), but also because the brilliant Ewen McGregor (just off his leading role in I Love You Phillip Morris) and his portrayal of Oliver. Obviously Oscar talk is premature, but this does look like a great film that I’m definitely go to make sure I catch this summer.
Check out the trailer below.