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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

June 27, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

91 min.

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Excellent entertaining! It's a masterpiece.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Benh Zeitlin

Producer

Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn

Screenwriter

Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar

Starring

  • Quvenzhane Wallis as Hushpuppy
  • Dwight Henry
  • Levy Easterly
  • Jonshel Alexander
  • Marilyn Barbarin
  • Lowell Landes
  • Jimmy Lee Moore
  • Hannah Holby
  • Kaliana Brower

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. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the best efforts to tap audiences that would surely embrace it..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..a stunning debut that finds its dandelion-haired heroine fighting rising tides and fantastic creatures in a mythic battle against modernity..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..sort of film that thrives on creative extravagance. Every frame buzzes with the desire to amaze, dazzle and excite..”
by Donald Clarke [Irish Times]