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The Beaver Trailer Starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster 2010-12-06 07:30:00

The Beaver Trailer: Mel Gibson Fixes His Life With a Puppet

Is there anything more heartwarming than a man and his beaver? I know what you're thinking, but just play along with me for a moment. In The Beaver, Mel Gibson plays Walter Black, a man who's failing in his family life and career. When his wife (Jodie Foster, who also directs) kicks him out of his house, the depressed Walter turns to an unexpected solution: a beaver hand puppet that "talks" for him.

In the trailer, Walter uses the puppet as a means of therapy, a tool to put "a psychological distance between himself and the negative aspects of his personality." While that sounds quite highbrow, there's no getting around the fact that this is a movie in which a man uses a puppet with a British accent to reconnect with his family. Considering that Gibson's reputation has lost him many fans (and recently, a cameo role in The Hangover 2), I can't imagine that this will be the movie to get audiences back in his good graces. Judge for yourself and watch the trailer, when you

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lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
pjs, well said. I completely agree that celebrities need to hold themselves to a higher level of conduct because they are in the public eye. Mel Gibson's anti-semetic, racist, and sexist rants were bad enough, but the fact that he cheated on his wife, got another woman pregnant and then left her, and then proceeded to bother her with crazed messages has left me with nothing but sadness and anger about his character. I wish I didn't know about all of this behavior, but unfortunately I do and I am sick of having to hear about it...
larisa5656 larisa5656 6 years
Why does that beaver sound like Michael Caine? I don't know whether to be amused or horrified.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 6 years
Please don't make me puke a million times.
pjs411 pjs411 6 years
Still love Lethal Weapon I & II, of course...Braveheart (his finest moment), but, I believe his career is toast. There are celebs like Russell Crowe, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie...to name a few, whose behavior off-screen is a complete turn-off (another celeb, who is not an actor but who definitely falls into this category is Tiger Woods.) They owe their fame & fortune to us, the fans, and thereby should at least not sink to the depths of negative, off-putting behavior. I sincerely believe that Mel's off the wall behavior, excesses, rants, uncontrolled rage is the result of having Bipolar disorder and he should be medicated for it; it does not excuse his rants about Oskana, Jews, etc.. There is a real flaw in his character that should be addressed. I will never go to see another one of his movies, just as I have written off the celebs I noted and others that are offensive, too. At least Gibson has made millions & millions to live off of; perhaps he should stay behind the screen and anonymously participate if he must.
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