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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…
"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.
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…
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality.
It's such a rare joy for me to be able to cry because of a movie. I can't even remember the last time it happened. Beasts of the Southern Wild did it though. I shed a tear or two by the end. It's an interesting contrast with last week's Come And See, a film emotionally devastating that didn't bring me anywhere near weeping. Beasts succeeded in what Come And See did not because it isn't a dark film at all. This is a story of hope and life rising out of an environment that could only be defined as a slow apocalypse. The way this movie portrays The Bathtub, a small spot of land outside the continental US in the…
it was alright, i lked some parts
Me ha gustado y bastante, la actuación de niña protagonista es tremenda, y el mundo de "realismo mágico" que nos presenta me ha dejado fascinado, es como un cuento de hadas pero desarrollado en un sitio muy poco común, de paso, sin el tradicional "Happy Ending" de los cuentos de hadas.
La Banda Sonora Original fue mi favorita de ese año.
La niña con el nombre impronunciable (Quvenzhané Wallis) actua bien, ya estoy esperando evitarla en la nueva versión de Annie.
La secuencia de los jabalíes y todas esas secuencias como de cuento de hadas en un pantano, estan cool.
Estrellas menos por sus frases mamilas, a continuación una selección:
Hushpuppy: Everybody loses the thing that made them. / Si, la mayoría de la gente verá morir sus viejos.
General Major: All this chicken biscuits wrappers represent something I was in that time, that's why I don't trhow them / Eso, y porque es un puerco.
General Major: This boat will take where you need to go / El motor no sirve, donde nos lleve la marea.
Y cinefilos en el futuro verán este film y sufriran de mareos por la shacky cam.
"All the time, everywhere, everything's hearts are beating and squirting, and talking to each other the ways I can't understand. Most of the time they probably be sayin', "I'm hungry" or "I gotta poop."" - Hushpuppy
I tried my best. I tried my best to want to give this the myriad of five stars that are spattered on the front cover of the blu-ray. I tried my best to soak in the beautiful cinematography, the authentic mood of the film as a whole.
Yet, Beasts of the Southern Wild has left me a little cold. Perhaps it's simply the territory of cinema I have trouble with. Indie films about social upheaval and broken lives on the bayou haven't exactly been…
Mark my words,that little girl Quvenzhané Wallis she is gonna be next Meryl Streep in acting.
And coming to the film it is one of them stories you tell your kids.
Good, but uneven.
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