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Beasts of the Southern Wild


Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Gina Montana View All


Benh Zeitlin (Screenplay), Benh Zeitlin (Director), Lucy Alibar (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 29th, 2012
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe—for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters...
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Wallis hasn't had too much of a career after Beasts, she starred in the stinker Annie and the gut-wrenching 12 years a slave, which I don't even remember her role in.
Rookie director Benh Zeitlin chooses a somewhat unconventional approach to the film, with a mostly raw and down-to-earth approach to filming that fits the "crudeness" of the life in this community.
I have heard the argument that it's foolish to be bothered by such inaccuracies because the movie is from Hushpuppie's perspective, but when I think of better movies that show a world from a child's eyes, that naivety does not extend to how its adults experience it.
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