Opening up to the possibilities of life

June 16, 2022 11:23 am


There are times in our lives when we need to make choices. It’s one of the many themes explored in the film Beginners. It has a good cast with the late great Christopher Plummer as an elderly man coming out to his son and embracing a life that he could have had earlier. Sadly, he becomes ill with Cancer and needs care and attention. This would be where Care Jobs Gloucester or anywhere else are needed to help and support people through this difficult time which could also mean end-of-life care.

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Plummer plays Hal. Recently widowed, he has decided to embark upon his true feelings and accept his homosexuality. His son, Oliver, is surprised but accepts his father’s decision, although it seems strange to him. The next five years, see him watch his Father engage with the gay community and become a part of it. Hal even finds love and a partner. Sadly, his body fails him, and he succumbs to cancer.

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Oliver is saddened to have lost both of his parents within five years of each other, but he has been made philosophical by it. He had grown closer to his Father now that Hal could be honest with him. He takes this attitude with him as he begins a new relationship with Anna, a girl he has met at a party and is unsure of starting a relationship with.