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The Beaver (2011) Movie Information

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Jodie Foster


Mel Gibson
Anton Yelchin
Jodie Foster
Jennifer Lawrence
Riley Thomas Stewart
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A man that is suffering from a troubled home and work life decides to communicate only through a beaver hand puppet. -- Chris Kavan

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I will never talk to beavers again.

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Unique and interesting portrayal of how a depressed man and his family cope with his illness. A good drama that handles the material in a positive way and is acted convincingly by Gibson.

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This is a unique movie, one that's not like others that are out there. Mel Gibson is pretty good as his character, who finds an unorthodox method of dealing with his depression. It predictably alienates his family, but pleases everyone else, and I liked the pop culture/train wreck tie-in the movie had. There's a subplot with the teen characters that didn't really interest me, mainly because I'm over the angsty-teen-who-calls-his-dad-by-his-first-name. Given Gibson's troubles, I doubt many will check this film out, but he does play a pretty interesting character here and does a pretty good job.

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Meredith (Foster) let’s his husband, Walter Black (Gibson) is a miserable CEO of a toy company, out of their home. Walter gets a beaver puppet from a trash bin and suddenly his life is transformed. The Beaver takes over the company and introduces himself to everyone as “The Beaver.” Porter is not happy when his father goes back because of their strenuous relationship. Porter and Henry get close, he gets caught for vandalism. Jerry Co. becomes on top. Two things standout, a sensational performance from Mel Gibson and delightful direction from Jodie Foster. Its plot maybe unbelievable but the screenplay was effective. Had a few good lines from the picture: The Beaver/Walter – “Everybody needs a friend Walter.” “I’m not a puppet. I’m real.” “You just keep moving.” A picture abo...

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