Beginners parents guide


Release date June 3, 2011

Although Oliver (Ewan McGregor) knows that some people have "skeletons in their closets," he isn't prepared when his father (Christopher Plummer) "outs" his secrets. The 75-year-old man reveals he is dying of cancer and that he is a homosexual with a much younger lover.

Why is Beginners rated R? The MPAA rated Beginners R for language and some sexual content

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Beginners rated R? Beginners is rated R by the MPAA for language and some sexual content

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Occasional disturbing/offensive scenes.

- Some scene may frighten young children.

Sexual Content:

- Nudity seen in a non-sexual content.

- Brief portrayal of sexual illustration (little detail shown).

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Use of mild sexual language.

- Embracing and kissing


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, once in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and profanity.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme, Sexual Content.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Beginners is directed by Mike Mills and stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Beginners movie is November 15, 2011. Here are some details…

Beginners releases to home video on November 15, 2011.

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Ewan McGregor’s career was catapulted into the limelight when he played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Christopher Plummer is well known for his role as the father of the von Trapp family in The Sound of Music.