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In the sweeping emotion and natural storyline switches, I was hard pressed to find anything wrong with Beginners. The only thing I could think of was that, perhaps, it was too quirky for some of the subject matter. Just some.
The last 15 minutes are musicless, fixated on the dread and hopelessness of the character's situation. They are terrifying and heart-wrenching. If only the rest of the movie was like it without blaring music and unfortunate directorial choices. The book is one of my favorites of all time, and if I eventually remake it as a famous director, I would want to leave the ending unscathed.
Relentlessly brutal and honest about it's subject matter, and extremely admireable in it's storytelling. The villain is on of the most interesting I've seen in a film like this, if not the most interesting, and Freeman and Pitt are entirely convincing in their embodiment of their roles. It just seems as if everyone involved in the project tried 100% to make it the best they could, and it shows.