Beginners is an early candidate for my favorite film of the year. Everything about this film is right in line with what I love about movies and art in general. Mike Mills created an extraordinarily personal film that hits all the right notes and the cast couldn’t be better. Nice to see Ewan McGregor finally make a good movie again and Melanie Laurent won my heart without saying a word. I really hope this deserving film and its actors find a way into the year end awards discussion. Highly recommended.