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PG-13| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in a remote Delta community. Wink is a stern taskmaster, but he is preparing his young daughter for the end of the world. When Wink falls mysteriously ill, nature seems to fall ill with him. Temperatures rise, the ice caps melt and fearsome prehistoric beasts called aurochs run loose. Rising waters threaten to engulf their community, sending Hushpuppy in search of her long-lost mother.

Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis , Dwight Henry , Levy Easterly , Lowell Landes , Pamela Harper , Gina Montana , Nicholas Clark , Jovan Hathaway

Director: Benh Zeitlin

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Release Date: June 27th, 2012|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • April 29, 2014 fc00000000193043
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    in this film are breathtaking, and with the help of Hushpuppy’s powerful voiceovers, a coming of age drama has never been as fierce or heartbreaking. The spirit of adventure lives in this fi

  • March 11, 2013 sd00000000140760
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    fburcaw, I bet all of your reviews for any motion picture is the same....for all the obvious reasons.

  • January 24, 2013 ksharlan
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    boring - cannot believe this was one of the 10 best films of 2012

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This year's Oscar nominations yielded plenty of snubs, but for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," it was nothing but pleasant surprises. Benh Zeitlin's feature-length directorial debut follows a young her...

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"Beasts of the Southern Wild"Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Quvenzhane Wallis), Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar)What's It About? The pint-siz...

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