It’s Official: One Of The Best Reviewed Movies Opening This Week Is Gay-Themed And Not Playing At a Theater Near You

Mike Mills’s latest feature, Beginners, has–as of this writing at least–a Metacritic score of 85 and a similar standing over at Rotten Tomatoes. It stars Ewan MacGregor and Sound of Music legend Christopher Plummer and it’s about a father and son who come to learn that Dad is gay–and finally coming out at age 75.

But it’s in limited release for now. That means if you live outside of, say, Los Angeles, New York and some other bigger markets around the country, you have to wait. Maybe for Netflix. We’re just happy to see any movie that realizes that homosexuals don’t evaporate into thin air once they turn 35.

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  • divkid

    i’m loving ewan macgregor more and more as the years go by. not so much for his acting, as for his lack of vanity, and his political engagement, and — in that horrible phrase — “brave” choices.

    Probably working off bad karma for the evil that was perpetrated in the name of star wars.

    Oh, and gays don’t evaporate into thin air at 35.
    ..If only!
    They solidify into a gelatinous mass of resentment and wiry ear hair…and take to living under bridges.

  • Cam

    I hope this hits the theater here!

  • Cliff

    It’s a lovely film.

  • AxelDC

    50 years of progress and we go from Ike to W???

  • ronbo

    “I love you Phillip Morris” also a fine example of story-telling, was not available in my city of 2,200,000 people. The theatre chains work their best to silence our voices.

  • asa1973

    @divkid: Speechless. Are you over or under 35? If under, maybe we’ll all be so lucky as to have you vanish once you hit that age. You’d be aweful company under our bridges…

  • divkid

    @asa1973: darling, you’d love to have me under your troll bridge with you. who else would put up with the ear hair situation. that is love. ;-P

  • Robbie K

    It looks good :-)

  • The7thDoctor

    Wait, don’t trolls get it on with hobbits? That’s what that whole Lord of The Rings” series was about, right?

  • Alex

    I only watch action movies, thrillers, anime, and the like, but I’m tempted to watch this.

  • allanl

    he’s great to look at, no matter the film genre. as for the movie, it just proves that you can’t blame your parents for every bit of misery that comes down the pike. maybe in the sequel he’ll stay friends with his father’s cronies. that’d be big.

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