By jacihull
Written September 02, 2012
This movie takes you into a world where many of us have never dared to venture, (but could find ourselves one day!). In spite of all of the apparent suffering, poverty and addiction symptoms of the disenfranchised, we find people who have connection and community with the earth, the sea and each other This is also the story of a father's drive to use his last remaining breaths,which is all that he has, to empower his daughter to survive, thrive, and assume her connection with all living things; which is more, I'm sure, than most young middle and upper class girls (and boys) will ever get from either of their parents.
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Can be depressing

By JimJabu
Written July 10, 2012
A small girl tries to make sense of her world, a poverty stricken island off the coast of Louisiana, when she must deal with disaster, sickness, ignorance, squalor and despair. The performances are terrific and the photography is marvelous, but the story itself can be depressing.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild

By Francoitalian
Written August 03, 2012
I had wanted to see this movie since I read an excellent review before its national release. It did not disappoint. The young actree (and star) was absolutely captivating and gave an Oscar-worthy performance. It is NOT for children although there are a few children featured. Do go see it!
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This one left me behind

By djpasullivan
Written July 25, 2014
A 6 year old tries to fend for herself in a community of alcoholics living in remote coastal Louisiana. Interesting photography, stark, disturbing scenery, a wonderful child actor, but the story left me way behind. Not entertaining. Maybe informative, maybe wrenching, maybe "good for you," but not entertaining.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild

By jcruzee
Written July 24, 2012
This is an elegantly shot story that captures a snapshot of life in a fictional, backwoods Louisiana community. Being a gal from Small Town, LA, I can vouch for the characters' authenticity. Beasts is the first depiction of unknown Louisiana culture that highlights the beautiful as much as the ugly. Hushpuppy is an absolute DOLL, and she steals the show with her simultaneously wise and innocent expressions. Do yourself a favor and go see this flick. You'll be transported to another life in another land, and you'll find the imagery nothing less than intoxicating.
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