Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Beaver (2011)

Director: Jodie Foster. Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence. 91 min. Rated PG-13. Drama.

A severely depressed family man talks through a hand puppet, to distance himself from the negative aspects of his own self, apparently as a therapeutic method to start over again. Later, a form of psychosis develops from his split personality. Gibson and Foster are great actors, and they try with all their might to make the story believable, but I just couldn't stomach it. For instance, how a teenager could go to school while such a father is showcased on TV and not get laughed out of town, was beyond me. But Gibson (successfully) continues the trend of playing psychos.

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