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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.
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 was the first directional work from Benh Zeitlin, and, as Kate Muir said, first features don’t get much better. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a remarkable journey that is half realistic and half fantastic, which follows Hushpuppy (superbly brought to life by Quvenzhané Wallis), a six years old girl who lives in a river delta in Louisiana, settled in an isolated community with her father Wink. You can try, but I don't think you can find such a raw film that can explore both poverty and family bonds so well.
Beasts of the Southern Wild portrays a story about a community which lives below the poverty line, but, above all, it develops a story…
"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.
Let's get wild.beasts of the southern wild.this movie was Brilliant I mean they are some really good shots and the ending was sad.
No Disney fairy tale would have the guts to go where this movie goes. I can also see why the Academy just had to give an award-nomination to Quevenzhane Wallis. The filmmaking is adequate (though probably technically difficult due to the setting) but I responded to it as a very literary film. It looks good but you could write a whole essay just on the use of food in this movie. Put style and content together and Beasts of the Southern Wild really gets at the psychology of people who know they live on the edge of the planet, and wouldn't live anywhere else even as it erodes under them. I think Wink’s behavior is the most honest portrayal of what it looks like when someone takes personal sovereignty to the extreme that we've seen in movies, most just sell the fantasy of it and then you go home to a life designed by somebody else.
I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce and I got egg noodles and ketchup.
Who is the intended audience of this movie? Really.
Saw it on a bus a while ago. Really good movie.
Wonderful film . I gave it four stars after my first viewing but it may creep up higher after a second watch . Some things as a beginning of the film are hard to catch as you get used to the accents of most of the characters , and the surprisingly complex and deep language of hushpuppy. There are so many good things about this film, it's engaging story , suberb dialogue and amazing acting, especially from the six year old star . Well worth multiple watches .
Lots of crying.
Magical and primal, Beasts of the Southern Wild put a beautiful world and touching story together to make a wonderful film. The soundtrack fit the movie perfectly.
I started to cry at 0:15 and stopped at the end, and it's not a sad film at all.
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