I saw Beginners earlier this year on the closing night of the Sydney Film Festival.. I quite enjoyed it.. It's a sweet film with subtle humour about father and son, Hal and Oliver, who are both finding themselves in different ways. Ewan McGregor acts well, but Plummer is the stand-out as he is just so good as Oliver's, freshly out of the closet, gay father. This is a really touching story drawn from the life of writer/director Mike Mills that you should definitely take some time out to watch.