Written August 31, 2014
Like being swept up to a fairy tale, a myth, a dream, a hallucination. But it wasn't craziness. There is a gorgeous story here. Extraordinary on the big screen. MAGIC.
Written July 28, 2014
The movie was very captivating with a good deal realism, old Bayou before and after the hurricane. Hushpuupy was taught to not depend on anyone. This is a must see!
Written August 02, 2014
This is a brilliant film. I would like to meet the minds that conceived of and so beautifully and convincingly crafted the character of this little girl, and the world in which she lives. The screenwriter and director reveal an intelligence and sensitivity that are seldom seen in American cinema (or seen without extensive searching).
It does indeed have some heart-wrenching moments, and I left the theatre red-eyed. BUT...I am a mom-of-two who put off seeing this movie exactly because I dreaded the wrenching...and I'm GLAD I finally went. There is also laughter and fascination enough to balance the pain. Do yourself a favor and go see this film!
Written August 27, 2014
Just horrendous and a sooooo boring, where people do irritating things -- refuse medical care, refuse a better living situation. I kept hearing how great this movie was and I was completely taken aback at how NOT oscar worthy this movie is. A couple people in my theater even walked out.
Written July 24, 2012
Recently, my family and I went to see "Beast of the Southern Wild" and the story was surreal! Of course, I cried as characters, Hushpuppy and her Dad (both - novice actors) were outstanding in their performances! We are originally from New Orleans living in Dallas post Katrina, so it was easy to put ourselves in the "BathTub"! The "spirit" of the film is naturally, Nawlins as there are many diehards who refused to leave the city come hell or high waters; they like the people on the Bayou are resilient - Katrina was a perfect example! Because of Hushpuppy, I would bring my grand-daughter to see this beautiful movie!
Deborah Carey Igidi