#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Walter Black (‘Mel Gibson’) is depressed and sleeps most of the day. It’s driving his family crazy, and his wife Meredith (Jodie Foster) kicks him out. Walter starts carrying a beaver puppet and tries to commit suicide (unsuccessfully). He uses the puppet to talk to himself, trying to bolster his spirits, and is trying to rebuild his life. Through the beaver, the family begins to learn about Walter’s history and problems, and as he continues rebuilding, the beaver shows us all a way to cope.
Plot: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his parents to get a divorce. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter’s wife in this dark comedy that also features Riley Thomas Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence.
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Leave it to “The Beaver”
What bad thing hasn’t been said about the troubled actor Mel Gibson in the last 12 months? Woman beater? Racist? Anti-Semetic? Pig? How about great actor? Regardless of how you feel about Mel Gibson the person, there is no denying that Mel Gibson the actor is still pretty outstanding; his latest, the criminally underrated comedy-drama “The Beaver,” proves his mettle as one of our great performers.
As directed by Jodie Foster, who also co-stars, “The Beaver” is a film that had little going for it in the area of promotion, and was virtually ignored at the box office; there’s no doubt in my mind that Gibson’s crazy personal life played a hand in the film’s disappointing critical and box office performances. And that is not to say that this film is any way bad. In fact, it’s actually quite good. Although its premise is actually quite ludicrous and should not succeed by any rational means (but this isn’t a completely rational film) – Gibson stars as a depressed family man named Walter Black who can only express himself through a beaver hand-puppet – you have to turn on your suspension-of-disbelief button into maximum overdrive mode.
Foster plays his wife Meredith, who is forced to bear witness to a man who may be steadily losing his mind, along with her two sons – troubled high schooler Porter (Anton Yelchin) and kindergärtner Henry (Riley Thomas Stewart). Henry’s young age allows him to freely accept Walter and “The Beaver,” but Porter openly resents him. In a sub-plot, Porter is also behind a lucrative paper-writing scam that also brings him the attention of a pretty classmate named Norah (Jennifer Lawrence), who is not as straight-laced as she seems, either.
But the focus here is Mel Gibson. Whether he’s Mel Gibson or “Mad Mel,” it is entirely possible that like “The Beaver” does here, it may have allowed Gibson to seek some sort of therapy for his troubling personal issues. I’m fairly certain he’s not the first screwed-up actor in Hollywood to seek therapy through an on-screen film role. In fact, whatever issues he may not be able to say himself, “The Beaver” hand-puppet allows him to say what’s on his mind.
“The Beaver” is a good film, no more, no less, with a truly capable performance by Mel Gibson, who despite what you think of him, is still one of the great actors (still) working in Hollywood.
A good movie that could’ve been great
The Beaver is a movie about how people deal with the hard times of life in different ways.
The main character is a father and CEO that is in the middle of a great depression. His family and company are both crumbling down because of it.
This is a topic that is rarely touched in Hollywood and the story raises some deep question. That is the forte of this film. However it doesn’t go as deep as it could when answering those question and the third act sounds just too easy and simplistic for such dreadful problems. Moreover, the reactions towards the puppet, while somewhat believable at first, are hard to swallow most of the time.
Despite its lack of boldness in the third act, the movie has some great performances, specially from Mel Gibson (notice how the Beaver mimics Walter Black’s every facial expression) as well as from Anton Yelchin. Jodie Foster does only an OK job, mostly due to her lack of screen time.
The movie could’ve been a classic but it is still way above average and it will still make you think about it long after you’ve finished watching it. I definitely recommended it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Director Jodie Foster
Writer Kyle Killen
Actors Mel Gibson, Cherry Jones, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin
Country USA, United Arab Emirates
Awards 2 wins & 12 nominations.
Production Company Anonymous Content
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision G-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,512 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji), D-Cinema