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
Written May 04, 2016
After seeing Beasts of the Southern Wild, I was left wondering how Hush Puppy grew to be so strong at such a young age. As a retired middle school teacher, it occurred to me that among others, an audience for which this film was made would include the school bullies. I wish someone would write a curriculum using this film as a springboard for developing self-confidence, resilience, and self-image, which are three characteristics Hush Puppy has and bullies lack.
Written May 05, 2015
All the revews before my post totally capture my feelings and interpretation of this film. It's hard to describe, and is a film that you just have to see to understand what everyone is talking about. I am a huge fan of independent films and as I always say, it's a shame that so many people never see such quality films, and they spend millions of dollars on such crappy mainstream block bushers. What a loss for them. If this movie is playing in a theater near you, go see it.
Written August 06, 2012
The movie did not appeal to me at all. It is not beautiful, but depressing. It is not hopeful but hopeless. Yes, we must learn to overcome the wild things in life but there must be a better, more hopeful way to show this. I left feeling sad for a little girl with little hope and little love.
Written August 30, 2015
Loved it! Laughed and cried a little. Visually beautiful. It felt like a story in a great book, where you get a glimpse but you are still on the outside looking in. Their world existed in a place that worked for all of them, and made you know that the "Beasts" we fear may be confronted and tamed. Hush Puppy and her Daddy had a complex relationship that worked for both of them. This could have been a chapter added to Tom Sawyer as his adventures took him down the river. The theater was so completely quiet at times, I was almost afraid to breathe. Stunning film!