BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Sundance Film Festival Park City Utah USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Beasts of the Southern Wild
deserves every accolade it has ever received. It’s a not-to-be missed film that tells the story of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), a six-year-old girl, living outside a Louisiana levee with her alcoholic father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in a destitute area named The Bathtub. Brutally honest and realistic, the film does not apologize for real life situations, desperate solutions, love and loyalty within marginalized communities, the importance of free will in lifestyle, and the value of choice in place of living. Courageous and engulfing, the film supports itself on exceptional acting, wonderful metaphors, and an outstanding script.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia

Additional Thanks

Best Work for Director Benh Zeitlin. Thank you to Executive Producer Philipp Engelhorn, Paul Mezey, and Michael Raisler for making this movie possible. Additional character/cast include: Jean Battiste (Levy Easterly), Walrus (Lowell Landes), Little Jo (Pamela Harper), and Miss Bathsheba (Gina Montana).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Brutally honest, realistic film for the 10+ age group.

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