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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…
Lots of crying.
"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.
are you fucking kidding me?
Welcome to the Bathtub where there's a Hushpuppy who lives with her daddy named Wink.... I can't believe this was nominated for Oscars.
Pues no se ni como catalogarla. ¿Me ha gustado?, pues no se. Me ha dejado un poco inerte, y ese final??.
Beasts of the Southern Wild is a great film with moving performances and a sad concept. Some parts can be slow though.
This is a real nice looking film. I enjoyed the odd world building and all the set design of The Bathtub. Probably too late for me to get much else out of it, but glad I finally sat down to watch this.
Nice music and great voiceover. The best *sounding* movie of 2012. Sounds like Days of Heaven, looks like Cloverfield,. The operator couldn't get steady footing b/c his feet kept sinking into the swamp. Grittiness ensues. I know I'm being a prick here, but it really prevented the movie from being truly great. Just...fuck shaky cam.
I spent a good part of this film thinking " What does this mean? ", I tried, and sometimes, I think, succeeded to put meaning to everything on screen. I Eventually decided to stop doing this, and at the end of the film I was left with a lot of questions.
This is a "messy" movie. But if you are willing to respond "I'm not sure" to someone who asks you "what did it all mean?", willing to simply enjoy the wonderful look of what's on screen, willing to let yourself get caught up in the emotion of the film, and, perhaps, see the film ( as I did ) as the best example of humans as a part of nature ( not just the beautiful parts of nature, but the dark, ugly, tough, and brutal parts too. ) ever captured on film, then I think you will have a great and emotional time with this one.
A lovely effort, and I'm genuinely glad to see a tiny movie like this gain such a massive profile, but boy was this hoisted way too high.
I like the animals
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!