'Beginners' trailer: Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer will make you cry happy tears

I didn’t know anything about Beginners when I watched the preview. When Ewan McGregor started talking to his dog, my interest was piqued. When Christopher Plummer appeared as McGregor’s father, with the twin revelations that he was dying of cancer and was (surprise!) gay, I was legitimately intrigued. And that’s about when Mélanie Laurent — who played the vengeful Shoshanna in Inglourious Basterds — showed up as McGregor’s love interest. Decide for yourself whether Beginners looks charming or twee, but you have to admit: It looks unusual

A cute dog, a foreign love interest, and an emotionally distant father-son relationship — that’s a male weepie hat trick! How’s it look to you?

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  • Tricia

    Ewan McGregor is one of my favorite actors, and Christopher Plummer is legendary. The story looks quirky, fun, sweet, and the writing looks like high quality. My first impression is that I would see it at the theatre, maybe more than once, and I would buy the DVD and watch repeatedly at home. Thanks!

  • jess

    ewan mcgregor is hot

  • Tim

    Looks terrific, I’m in.

    • chantal

      I’m in too. Love Ewan and Christopher P. Just saw CP in The Last Station, that man can play anything and make it good, even a slow sleepy little movie like that.

  • tjj50

    I’m tearing up just watching it.

  • Jenn

    Looks like a charming french film in english. Love!

  • Stella

    The trailer made me weepy! I’m a big fan of both Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer. Can’t wait to see this when it comes out.

  • amie

    Focus Features never ceases to impress,yet another gem to look forward to. Can’t wait!

    • Anthony

      Agree, can usually rely on Focus to release movies of great quality.

  • Anthony

    Now this is one movie I will hopefully see.

  • Lori A

    You had me at Ewan McGregor! Love him!

  • lily

    This movie looks awesome. I can’t wait to see it!

  • Niix Starkyller

    <– not an astroturfer. But I'm a sucker for complicated father-son weepies. So, yeah, I'm in … just don't tell my friends.

  • Sarah

    Amazing movie – saw it at a Festival and would see it again. The whole cast is hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time.

  • Amy

    I think it seems very charming. The dog was cute (of course), and the cast looks all-around great. I like how it seems like they’re doing a sort of comedic approach, and this should hopefully prevent the movie from becoming too sappy.

  • jlk

    Does it remind any of you of a male version of Amelie?

    • Luis

      Yes! Finally found someone with the same impression. Same kind of piano music, same way of telling the story…

  • godfrey h

    Just went to an advance screening in Los Angeles, yes, it’s wonderful – funny and humane, brilliant performances, and Cosmo the Jack Russell Terrier gives one of the best animal performances I’ve ever seen.

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