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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 reportedly contains 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…
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is an adventure that is, at once, grimy and colorful, celebratory and heartbreaking, and concrete and metaphorical. Filling similar cinematic space as 2011's "Tree of Life," the film is both a straight ahead tale of life and survival and a nearly poetic, theme-rich think-piece. Its cinematography is grainy and vibrant; its performances, especially the revelatory Quvenzhané Wallis, are authentic and bold.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is a rich, layered experience. Although not for everyone, the memorable and moving film is worthy of praise and discussion.
Lots of crying.
are you fucking kidding me?
Six year old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) and her father Wink (Dwight Henry) live in a small and forgotten bayou community called “the Bathtub”. The pair take pleasure from their simple lives; Hushpuppy attends a small school where she is taught the bare necessities from her teacher Miss Bathsheeba (Gina Montanna). She spends her playtime amusing herself with broken, old toys and she carves messages for the future on the inside of boxes which litter her shack-for-one. Her father is only a yell away, inebriating himself in his own shack after spending the day scouring the surrouding water for shellfish and various other sea life to feed the local residents. Life is as gratifying and serene as it could possibly be,…
In questi casi il recensore più considerare il film in questione in due modi differenti: o un vero capolavoro, un racconto straordinario e di grande impatto visivo ed emozionale, oppure un prodotto mal riuscito, che scimmiotta un cinema che non è in grado di raggiungere ma solo di sognare; ed è la seconda opzione quella che sposo.
Non arrivo a definirlo una schifezza, e propendo per un più magnanimo film non riuscito.
Imbarazzante la giovanissima protagonista, imbarazzante intendo il suo essere stata candidata all'oscar come miglior attrice protagonista.
Un buco nella vasca.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” takes the simple story of the relationship between a father and a daughter and what it means to be a parent, and then sets it in a completely foreign setting.
The film starts out by showing that hushpuppy lives in a different house than her father, giving the impression that he is a bad parent, and doesn’t care for her. Yet despite the fact that her father is an alcoholic and abusive the film is able to convey the fact that this man cares for her more than anyone on the planet. This is shown through the ability of the film to show that while he isn’t perfect he tries to be the best father…
A solid film. A bit on the shaky side. Doesn't give enough context. Well acted. I think the main character has an arc, but it's hard to say what it was. Made me think twice about judging homeless people. Maybe this film took itself too seriously?
Once there was a Hushpuppy and she lived with her Daddy in The Bathtub
A nice little film. Love its mood and melancholic score
I'm pretty sure this film tried to tell me something.
It's just that...
I didn't get it.
Quvenzhané Wallis was awesome, though!
This film is not as surreal as many surreal films I've seen but it is more depressing than most.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!