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The Beaver

September 3, 2011

The Beaver is a tough film. It handles depression in a way rarely seen on screen. Depression isn’t something that can be forgotten. You need to live with it and understand why you have it.

I’m thinking Mel Gibson is the reason why this film works. Like or dislike him you cannot deny that he is great in this flick. It makes it even more interesting with his current struggles.

Don’t expect some happy go lucky dramedy. This is full on drama. No wonder the script sat on the black list. People loved the script but nobody knew how to bring it to the screen. Jodie Foster tried and somewhat suceeded. The same things that make this movie work also keep the viewer from totally investing in it.

The movie is like Mel Gibson. Dark, unpredictable, sometimes excellent and not for everybody.

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  1. John Leavengood permalink
    September 4, 2011 10:06 am

    Interesting review since the other, evidently VERY misleading movie cover/poster, makes it look like some Brady-family comdey.

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