Beginners by Mike Mills

Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent. Oh, and COSMO (the dog).

With such cast, what can be expected!?

It is an intelligent, beautiful, magical, romantic story that with its bitterness and sweetness seems bizzarely real.

To an extent, it is similar to Ayoade’s Submarine, to Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. Being a simple story told in a beautiful manner playing with the tools and never boring.

The beautiful slow pace is an unexpected advantage of the film. It’s bitter-sweet with a bit of sour taste. Only at one point does it key an unlikely string, but in general the world created is coherent and craftily constructed. Despite achronological jumps in time, we are never lost as to what happens when.

A wise, calm cinema. Strong recommend.

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