What: Beginners is not a European movie, but it kinds of feels like one. Maybe it's because it stars a Scot, a Canadian (which sort of counts as half-European), a Parisienne, and a Croatian? Or because the movie deals with the burden of grief wistfully and wryly? Or because the dialogue is beautiful, in a this-sort-of-sounds-like-it-was-translated-from-a-different-language way?
Or maybe it's just because Christopher Plummer sometimes wears a scarf tied around his neck and has a dog that follows him everywhere.
[almost] Opening lines: "Six months later, my father told me he was gay. He had just turned 75. I always remember him wearing a purple sweater when he told me this but actually he wore a robe. "
Representative quote: "Our good fortune allows us to feel a sadness our parents never had time for."
You might not like it if: I mentioned grief up there, so you've already guessed that it's sad. Rest assured, though --- nothing bad happens to the dog.
How to get it: Rent it or borrow it.
Connection to previous Wreckage: The top-billed U.S-born actor in the film is Kai Lennox. Hi, Eddie Alvarez from The Unusuals (Rec. #173)!