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Friday, February 3, 2012

The Beaver by Jodie Foster, 2011 (PG-13)

with Mel Gibson (Payback), Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone, The Hunger Games, X-Men: First Class, Silver Linings Playbook), Riley Thomas Stewart, Cherry Jones, Kelly Coffield, Michael Rivera, Zachary Booth (Keep the Lights On), Matt Lauer

The review from the New York Times was not good to the movie. Really not encouraging. But somehow we got it in the mail. So we watched it. Easy. With major apprehension. Anyway, after all, it could be an irritating beaver story, it could be a comedy, a deep psychological family portrait, an interesting study on what is depression, a drama. But it is not enough of each to fall in any category, and as an audience, I didn't get into the mood. Not laughing when it was supposed to be comical, not crying when it was sad, not waiting when the story was building expectation. It felt flat. How sad, much potential, good actors (except perhaps Mel Gibson being too much of himself, or just overacting), good cinematography, nice rythme, original story. Listening to the making of by Jodie Foster helped understanding why such a brilliant mind tried to achieve from this story, a novel originally. It makes sense, it actually shows the potential and the complexity this movie could have had. Please Jodie, don't just give up, try again directing...

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