Monday, June 20, 2011

The Beaver (2011)

Release Date TBA (Philippines) Director Jodie Foster Cast Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart

Walter's chronic depression is taking its toll on his domestic life. It prompted his wife to throw him out of their house, and his son to call him life's biggest "nut job." Desperate, he uses a toy beaver to reconnect with his family, his peers, and most importantly, with himself.

Time has done nothing but strengthen Jodie Foster's bond with Mel Gibson. It's been 17 long years since Maverick (1994) — their first onscreen partnership — and Foster is standing by Gibson despite the latter's predisposition for controversy.

With Gibson, talent goes hand in hand with bravado and offhand eccentricities. These didn't prevent Foster — who acted in, as well as directed The Beaver — from getting an earnest performance from the 55-year-old actor. Although predictable and hopelessly sappy, Gibson's Walter Black makes an otherwise cliché domestic drama, worth your buck.

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* This piece was written with Raft3r in mind, the world's most persistent Jodie Foster fan.

20 comments:

Raft3r said...

Jodie Foster rocks! So does this blog! Yehey!

Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: Wala akong masabi, I'm speckless, lolsz

Axel said...

Mel Gibson, hmmm.. Maganda siguro tong movie na toh..

Visual Velocity said...

Axel: Maski tanders na, humahataw pa rin si lolo Mel. Hehe

Axel said...

Oo nga, pero isa siya sa favorite actors ko sa Hollywood.. Galing talaga umarte..

Visual Velocity said...

Axel: Okay siya acting-wise. May theater background kasi.

Raft3r said...

mel and jodie are the best of friends
sobrang loyal ni jodie
hindi kagaya ng isang pinay starlet
hehe

Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: Ay, muling umakyat mula sa hukay yung starlet, haha. Ano ulit pangalan nun? lols

Axel said...

ahhh, may theater experience pala siya.. hindi ko alam yun ah..

Visual Velocity said...

Axel: Gulat nga rin ako nung nalaman ko. Ka-level niya pala sila Cate Blanchett at Geoffrey Rush. Lahat nag theater. Siguro dapat ipag-theater rin yung mga baguhang artista natin dito. Maski ako na mag-abono, heheh

Axel said...

baka mamulubi ka sa dami nila.. hahaha

Visual Velocity said...

Axel: Okay lang, i-credit card muna natin, haha

pointlessparanoia said...

I am really looking forward to this one.

Visual Velocity said...

pointlessparanoia: Yeah, I hope they screen the film here in Manila. :-)

pointlessparanoia said...

The Internet is our friendly pseudo-cinema, though.

Visual Velocity said...

pointlessparanoia: True. It's very accessible and less expensive.

Raft3r said...

matalino si jodie
alam nyang hindi kikita ang the beaver dahil sa iskandalo ni mokong
bago pa ma-release sa US
she sold the movie rights na for $20M
halos budget na yon ng entire movie na-recoup an agad investment nya
hehe

Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: Buti na lang nabenta niya agad yung movie rights, hehe. Nag flop sa States yung movie. Si Koya Mel kasi maraming kinasankutang iskandalo. :D

Raft3r said...

it's a hard sell
di bale, i pre-ordered my bluray na sa amazon
hehe

Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: Pumunta ako sa mga nagtitinda ng mga davidee-davidee. Wala pa silang kopya, hehe