Friday, November 4, 2011

The Beaver

Jodie Foster can direct! By no means is The Beaver a comedy - far from it.

However, with some funny moments, Mel Gibson spends most of the movie with his hand inside a beaver puppet, this movie is very touching. I almost want to go so far as to say that it's beautiful...but that may be pushing things a bit too far.

Gibson plays Walter Black. A man suffering from depression. With everything falling apart around him, he finds solace in a beaver puppet and begins to live a double life as the beaver.

Foster plays his wife and there's Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) as his oldest son who wants nothing to do with his father yet continues to find similarities between the two.

This film was bamboozled by Gibson's off-screen antics with his ugly comments and recorded phone conversations. But I think that "drama" adds a layer to this movie.

No one should doubt that he is a fantastic actor. He is terrific in this movie. As the beaver, he picks up an accent that sounds exactly like Ray Winstone (Beowulf).

Maybe it was just the season of when I watched this film, but I thought it was anything but a flop.

The ending surprised me.

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