Beginners Trailer

beginners300After 44 years of marriage, Oliver’s (McGregor) father (Christopher Plummer) announces that he’s gay shortly after the death of his wife. While trying to take this all on board, Oliver has fallen for Anna (Inglourious Basterds’s Melanie Laurent) but the situation is further complicated by the announcement that Oliver’s father has terminal cancer. But when Oliver realises that for the first time his father has fallen in love and as a result seems happier than he’s ever seen him, he decides to take this all on board as a lesson to live life to the fullest.

The trailer features a dog whose speech is translated on screen (talking animals are always a little bit of a worry), a rather ropey American accent from Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer getting down to some house music in a gay club (rather charming actually).

It’s due for a US release in June – no news on a UK release date yet. Watch this space.