Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beginners (2011)

The Nick on 7/24/11
I think it's possible that I put too much stock in a movie's cast. Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor, and Melanie Laurent (Shoshanna from Inglorious Basterds) should come together to make a great film, right? Not so much. The storyline is a convoluted mix of three different time periods, two of which are really only distinguishable by which character has custody of the dog. The film should be about the relationship between a father and son, but that gets lost in the son's self-sabotaging attempts at a relationship and the father's determination to ignore the fact that he's dying of cancer. A great opportunity wasted.
My Netflix rating: 2 stars

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