Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Director: Mike Mills

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor, Mary Page Keller, Mélanie Laurent

This is a sad but funny movie with profound human interest. Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is a lonely graphic designer who has recently lost his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer). In reflective mood whilst cleaning out his father’s effects, Oliver ponders his childhood memories of his departed mother, Georgia (Mary Page Keller) and father. After the demise of his mother five years previously, Hal aged 75, revealed to his son, he was gay and always had been. Now content to live life to the full Hal takes on an open relationship with a young lover, Andy (Goran Visnjic). Oliver’s life is empty and in the absence of true love seeks the companionship of Arthur, his father’s Jack Russell, until he meets the French actress, Anna (Mélanie Laurent). Will Oliver find the companionship he now desperately seeks? Well you need to see the movie to find out but you certainly will not be disappointed in this independent movie (tipped for Oscar success).

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