In Beginners, a son of a recently widowed and newly outed father contemplates his own existence through a devoted Jack Russell terrier. Oliver (Ewan McGregor) deals with his dying father, a timeline of failed relationships and facing an unhappy childhood. The film floats through three different time periods, unifying the characters as if all were alive in the present. It is a strong tale of freeing your inner personality, searching for happiness and coming to terms with your past. Creativity, a true vision of art (uncommon in today's cinematic experience); and unforgettable acting, music and style makes Beginners soar!