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Beasts of the Southern Wild
I gotta take care of mine.
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 rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Hey girl. Sorry you're too young and too small to do anything about global warming, your poverty, your father's horrendous parenting style, your missing mom, your terrible schooling, your community's penchant for alcoholism and general unwindulaxing, and being inculcated with values that emphasize the masculine ("beast it") to the detriment of the feminine ("don't be a pussy"). Oh yeah, and your father dying.
But hey! You stood up to some imaginary monster pigs, so good for you.
Beasts of the Southern Wild sucker punched me while I had my guard down. I knew next to nothing about it, but I wasn't really ready for this fable-like slice of magical realism.
The simplest stories are often the most interesting. This one's unique protagonist describes it best herself: 'Future scientists will know, there was a girl named Hushpuppy who lived with her father in the Bathtub.' That phrase will carry an emotional depth with it as well as a deeper meaning after you've watched this film.
This is a film about life, about being firmly rooted in the world and the place you live, about family and the self-evident strength of the…
Being the darling of the Sundance film festival can often be more of a curse than a blessing. Beasts of the Southern Wild arrives on a tidal wave of gushing critical praise, and the occasional criticism of its fetishization of the poor, but I was left a little nonplussed by the whole affair. It’s a hard film to describe - it’s part plaintive magical realism and part apocalyptic fable. A Cajun coming-of-age yarn about a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, living with her ill father in the flood threatened bayou surrounded by broad and colourful characters who have slipped through the cracks and formed their own ramshackle community ignored and forgotten by the rest of the world.
As a first feature, director…
Lots of crying.
I've watched this like eighteen times over the past four years.
are you fucking kidding me?
Almost poetic, the film is a curious examination of life stripped bare, seen through the brave and imaginative eyes of a child. Poignant and fantastically weird.
i love pain and suffering
Quvenzhané Wallis invented the Cute but Cacophonic trope
I am going to have "Quvenzhané Wallis should have won Best Actress for her role in Beasts Of The Southern Wild at the 2013 Oscars" engraved on my headstone.
A really brash but also somehow quiet and transcendent experience. The constant vulnerability and naivety imposed by camera angles and shots makes you feel everything the way the girl does. It's subtle in its metaphors and handles it's heaviness extraordinarily. A million little messages wrapped up in one story and the push that says look after those much sweeter and smaller than you.
A fantastic child actor performance, a heavy hitting score and gorgeous cinematography make this feel like a whole other world. The motherly sequence in the bar is absolutely brilliant.
Hushpuppy es una niña de 6 años que sobrevive en una comunidad aislada del resto del mundo en lo que parece el delta del Mississippi. A traves de sus ojos vemos como su padre enferma y como se embarcan en un viaje a traves de un mundo moribundo... A medio camino entre el documental etnografico y la fantasia infantil, resulta dificil de explicar, con su tono lirico y la narración de la protagonista como hilo conductor. Un experimento
i liked this but i didn't love it, which was unexpected, though it did make me cry & that was why i watched it. quvenzhané wallis is indisputably a miracle, but the whole film sort of felt like the moment when that guy stepped out of his house & half-fell half-smashed right into the churning water lapping at his door - crashing and confronting and brave and bizarre.
Pretentious, hipster, stylistic montage with a hurricane Katrina reference looming in the distance.
(I should rematch this though)
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