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The Beaver

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing content, sexuality and language including a drug reference.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/6/2011 , 91min.
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Plot & Details

Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award winner Mel Gibson in 'The Beaver -- an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life.

Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track...until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Run Time: 91min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 05/06/2011
  • DVD Release Date: 08/23/2011
  • Distributor(s): Summit Entertainment, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Participant Media
  • Director(s): Jodie Foster
  • Starring: Mel Gibson , Jodie Foster , Anton Yelchin , Jennifer Lawrence , Cherry Jones
  • Themes: Midlife Crises,Down on Their Luck,Mental Breakdown,Crumbling Marriages,Breakups and Divorces
  • Tone: Poignant,Quirky,Sentimental
  • Keywords: crisis, solace, wife
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (05-06-2011),USA (05-20,USA (05-20-2011)
  • Language: English

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated


Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 SXSW Film Presented Nominated
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