We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of legendary actor Christopher Plummer. Our next Rialto Recommends is his Oscar winning 2011 role in Mike Mills' film BEGINNERS. After his mother dies, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is stunned when his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, comes out of the closet. When Hal passes away a few years later, Oliver grows depressed, struggling with his failing career as an artist while constantly remembering his childhood and time spent with his dad. Wearing its twee heart on its sleeve, Beginners explores the depths of modern, multi-generational romance with wit and depth. The Seattle Times said "Mike Mills' wistful, wonderful BEGINNERS feels a lot like life - it'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry (well, me anyway) and, by its end, you'll feel as if you've learned something." While Rolling Stone said "Delicate business is being transacted in this touchingly personal and altogether extraordinary film from writer-director Mike Mills. Beginners is one from the bruised heart." BEGINNERS is streaming on HBOMax or available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, VUDU and others.