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The Beaver

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
The Beaver


Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track... until a beaver hand-puppet enters his life.
Related reviews:
City Paper Grade: C-
05/16/2011
The only thing more bizarre than The Beaver's set-up is that director/co-star Jodie Foster found a way to make the execution so thuddingly ordinary. » Read more
05/12/2011
Carrie Rickey: Directed by and costarring Jodie Foster, The Beaver chronicles soul-dead Walter (Mel Gibson) and his resurrection by means of a beaver hand puppet. The puppet enables him to express emotions he cannot as husband, father, and employer. » Read more
05/12/2011
A Mel Gibson movie opening on Friday the 13th - if you're into omens (where are we on the Mayan calendar?), this can't be good. » Read more

City Paper Grade: C-
05/16/2011
The only thing more bizarre than The Beaver's set-up is that director/co-star Jodie Foster found a way to make the execution so thuddingly ordinary. » Read more
05/12/2011
Carrie Rickey: Directed by and costarring Jodie Foster, The Beaver chronicles soul-dead Walter (Mel Gibson) and his resurrection by means of a beaver hand puppet. The puppet enables him to express emotions he cannot as husband, father, and employer. » Read more
05/12/2011
A Mel Gibson movie opening on Friday the 13th - if you're into omens (where are we on the Mayan calendar?), this can't be good. » Read more

City Paper Grade: C-
05/16/2011
The only thing more bizarre than The Beaver's set-up is that director/co-star Jodie Foster found a way to make the execution so thuddingly ordinary. » Read more
05/12/2011
Carrie Rickey: Directed by and costarring Jodie Foster, The Beaver chronicles soul-dead Walter (Mel Gibson) and his resurrection by means of a beaver hand puppet. The puppet enables him to express emotions he cannot as husband, father, and employer. » Read more
05/12/2011
A Mel Gibson movie opening on Friday the 13th - if you're into omens (where are we on the Mayan calendar?), this can't be good. » Read more

MPAA rating:
PG-13
for mature thematic material, some disturbing content, sexuality and language including a drug reference
Cast:
John Bernhardt; Mel Gibson; Kris Arnold; Anton Yelchin; Riley Thomas Stewart; Paul Hodge; Jennifer Lawrence; Michelle Ang; Cherry Jones; Jodie Foster
Directed by:
Jodie Foster
On the web:
 
The Beaver Official Site
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
01:31
Release date:
2011
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