The Beaver

He's here to save Walter's life.


The Beaver
A middle-aged family man is suffering from serious depression. He's running the toy business he inherited from his father into the ground. His wife can't take it any more and kicks him out. After failing to commit suicide in a hotel room, he comes around to discover he has a new friend: a beaver hand puppet, which assumes a distinct personality with his voice. As the puppet guides his life back onto the right track, his family lets him move back, but after a while begin to wonder just how sane he is...

91 minutes.
No persons under 13.
Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Rile Thomas Stewart, Zachary Booth, Jennifer Lawrence
Director
Jodie Foster
ScreenplayKyle Killen
MusicMarcelo Zarvos
CinematographyHagen Bogdanski
EditingLynzee Klingman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2011
Produced bySummit Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Anonymous Content

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent, mild
NudityNone
SexSome references
ViolenceBrief, low impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseMild use of alchohol
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Associated Press
10
Cape Times
David Germain quote iconGibson shines, darkly
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Beaver is almost successful, despite the premise of its screenplay, which I was simply unable to accept
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIt's neither an outstanding flick nor a perfect one, but it's a good effort, with solid to strong performances, especially from Gibson.
12
Metacritic.com
40 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
155 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconJodie Foster's visual instincts and Mel Gibson's all-in performance sell this earnest, straightforward movie.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
48 critics
13

What the People say

Internet
2233 Netizens quote iconA very interesting drama
14

Average .. 61%

12

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