Monday, August 29, 2011

The Beaver (2011)

Netflix DVD on 8/28/11
There was a lot of Oscar talk around this movie when it was first announced. Then, the film got blasted by critics when it actually came out. It's not a terrible movie, just not very good. Poor Mel Gibson should probably just retire. His character is not at all likeable or sympathetic here - his explanation that talking through a puppet is "therapy" is weak and makes him sound crazier than I think he's meant to be. Then the puppet's subsequent takeover of his personality is just too bizarre for the rest of the film - it doesn't fit. I'm thinking there won't be any awards love come this winter.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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