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A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)

R | | Comedy, Drama | April 2011 (USA)
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Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes.

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Uncle Pal
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Miranda
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Jacob 'Cob' White
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Duke White
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Cal White
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Fitz
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Goldie White
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Juicebox
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Edward 'Nuts' White Jr.
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Big Mitch
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Rahm the Baptist
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Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes.

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Born After Dying  »

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It's obvious that the Whites are so named in reference to Harvey Keitel's "Reservoir Dogs" character "Mr. White" See more »

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[Nuts laments to his brother Cal after recently finding out he and two of his brothers will soon die due to their father Duke's poor parenting choices]
Cal White: Duke dealt us a bad hand, bro.
Edward 'Nuts' White Jr.: A bad hand? I didn't even get cards, okay? I got like a bus transfer and fucking coupon for tampons.
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A comedy as funny as it is improbable.
12 February 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A favorite movie of mine, Magnolia, is introduced with a narrator talking about odds and the unlikelihood of certain things happening and A Beginner's Guide to Endings starts in a very similar fashion. The credits for this Jonathon Sobol film are cleverly presented as parts of games of chance and from the outset there is that feeling that unlikely things are going to happen and this will be an unpredictable and unusual comedy. The Beginner's Guide was one of more than a dozen options available at the Domestic Arrivals Film Festival in London Ontario and it is one that I almost missed. When so many quality films are offered in such a short time frame sometimes difficult choices have to be made. This film was one of the best decisions I made and everything about it impressed me. The award winning screenplay gave the ensemble cast plenty of material to work with and their performances were all pitch perfect.

J.K. Simmons serves as an adviser to the White brothers, a family so dysfunctional that they could lower the property values in any neighborhood they chose to call home. Siam Yu manages to deliver up some laughs as a very credible Todd, the youngest product of Duke White's many misadventures. While Harvey Keitel doesn't need a lot of screen time as the Duke White character his presence is felt throughout the full 92 minutes. Any casting changes would have made this a different film and it likely wouldn't have been a better different. Everybody needed to be who they were to make it work as well as it did. The shooting locations in Niagara Falls are very familiar to most people, but because of the close proximity to London there may have been a stronger connection for the audience here. This isn't a film for everyone but it is one that l will go out of my way to see again.


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