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New DVDs for Aug. 23 Including Win Win

What to Rent: New DVDs This Week


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The Beaver

Mel Gibson stars as Walter Black, a once-successful toy executive who finds himself battling depression and unable to connect with his family or friends. He then turns to an unconventional means of therapy: a beaver puppet. The film follows Black as he communicates solely through the use of the stuffed animal — using a British accent — to work through his personal problems. While the plot seems bizarre, Gibson actually ends up offering an honest portrayal of mental illness, and Jodie Foster's turn as a director also adds to the film's merits. DVD extras include audio commentary and deleted footage.


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