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The Beaver
The Beaver
Actors: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin
Director: Jodie Foster
PG-13     2011     1hr 31min

Walter, once a successful and happy family man, has hit rock bottom. But, in his darkest hour, he finds a rather unusual savior: a beaver hand-puppet that takes over Walter's life in an attempt to change things for the bet...  more »


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Actors: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin
Director: Jodie Foster
Studio: Summit Ent. DVD
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/23/2011
Original Release Date: 01/01/2011
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2011
Release Year: 2011
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 8/13/2015...
Personal demons aside, Mel Gibson is a fine actor who portrays the debilitating impact of depression with heartrending authenticity. Kudos to Mr. Gibson, and to Jodi Foster, for the courage to stage Mel's "comeback" in the form of a film so seemingly ripe for mockery by (inevitable) detractors. One must imagine the subject of clinical depression hits sufficiently close to home that he deemed it worth the risk. Despite the absurdity of the film's premise, it felt strangely believable, a testament to Mel Gibson's acting gift. Also credible was the secondary story concerning the son, likewise afflicted, who obsessively catalogues foibles Dad has passed down and strives in futility to erase them. Where depression is concerned, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but with time the son learns that overcoming it consists of building a unique identity and taking control of your outlook on life in spite of the emotional baggage of birth. Because it figured reasonably convincingly into this healing process, I appreciated the additional subplot involving Jennifer Lawrence's grief for her brother, even if it did pull me out of the story slightly to wonder if everyone in the film needed personal demons to defeat in 100 minutes or less.

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