Ewan McGregor is a sensitive-artist type quietly reevaluating his approach to relationships and the death of his father (Christopher Plummer), a gay man who came out only after being widowed at 75. Both actors are excellent, and there’s likable chemistry between McGregor and Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) as the free spirit helping him heal and learn to love. The lone quibbles: writer-director Mike Mills (“Thumbsucker’’) gets overly precious with some of his creative touches (dog-thought subtitles?).
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