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The Beaver Film Freak Movie Review

Let me throw you a warning. “The Beaver”  isn’t a comedy by any means.  If you’re lookin’ for laughs, this is not your movie.  Considering other May movie releases, “The Beaver” seems an out-of-place, Oscar-worthy, adult movie.  It’s a textbook example of  what the movie studios call, counter-programming.
Walter Black (Mel Gibson) is on a downward spiral.  He’s not getting better. In fact, he’s done.  Checked out.  Finished.  Then he finds a discarded beaver puppet in a trash bin.  A voice erupts from the flea-bitten furry toy with a heavy Aussie accent.  It’s probably the same accent Mel Gibson would have used if he’d never left Sydney Australia as a teenager.
The Beaver becomes the life coach.  Things turn around and Walter begins to thrive.  Meredith Black (Jodie Foster) is willing to humor Walter’s toothy pal.   She’s in to do whatever it takes to get her husband back into the game of life.  The fantasy therapy flat out mortifies the couple’s teenage son, Porter. (Anton Yelchin)
Success is a double-edged sword.  Action/reaction.  As Walter transforms his toy company & becomes an eclectic celebrity.  The charade grows darker & darker.  You’ll ask yourself, ‘how far is he gonna take this with the puppet.’
For that, you’ll have to wait & see for yourself.  “The Beaver” is the truest of dramas & Mel gave it his all.   Jodie Foster directed a fine film.  The question: Will Gibson’s brutal reality baggage result in tumbleweeds at the Box Office?
“The Beaver” opens in limited release May 6th, 2011.  Opening wide May 20th, 2011.s
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