Beginners , written and directed by Mike Mills, starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Melanie Laurent. I haven't actually watched and enjoyed a film a several weeks. I've been watching a few different shows on Netflix (Daredevil, Halt and Catch Fire, Death in Paradise, The Code), so I feel like I've almost lost my patience for anything I know won't be a finished episode in 52 minutes. But this film had me floored. McGregor is fully Oliver Fields. One of the key players is Arthur, a Jack Terrier, who speaks to Oliver (we get subtitles). This isn't so much a coming-out-at-old-age story, as much as a there's-no-time-for-self-pity story. The editing and directing are amazing here. I might re-watch this film weekly. This rocks your perception of relationships, and what it means to be present.