33 – The Beaver (2011)

My Rating: 10/10!

Synopsis: A severe depression has eaten up the life of Walter Black (Mel Gibson), losing his hours over sleep and nothing else. leading to damages on not only himself but his family. At the brink of letting everything go, he finds his voice on one hand-puppet beaver that served as his alter-ego.

First, to appreciate this one needs to have a complete suspension of disbelief. It is very distinct and very communicative. At first, it may seem like it curtails the subject and brands it as simple and then it goes right under the skin and before you know it you are drawn to it. The Beaver convinces its audience of its universal themes and meshes its commentaries so well together particularly on craziness, on family life, on past transgressions, on depression, on different clashing  perspectives, on siezing the day, and on being alone. It has many things going for it. It’s not flawless though. It could have botched Jodie Foster’s character altogether – seemed lame and pretty one dimensional to me.  Yet when it is strong, it delivers. It goes down as one of my favorites. Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence were both solid, nakakabilib din si Mel Gibson, his saving grace from all the mediocrity that is his life right now, probably this film is sort of a nod/smirk on his personal life that is down the drain.


Its a passion project of Jodie Foster, it tanked on the box-office mainly because of the hideous personal life of the lead actor. No argument about that.




Runtime: 1hr 31min (Box Office Mojo)

Production Budget: $21 million (Box Office Mojo)

Grosses (Box Office Mojo)
   North America:  $970,816    15.2%
Foreign:  $5,400,000    84.8%

Worldwide:  $6,370,816

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