The Beaver trailer online
While some films are being two-faced about their attitude to Mel Gibson, others aren't, some are turning to the actor and putting his private life to the side, and considering the fact that in a film you're watching a made-up story and an actor portraying someone else, that's a good thing. Plus Mel Gibson is a damn good actor and director, something a lot of people seem keen to forget.
Jodie Foster is not one of those people as she directs him, and herself, in The Beaver which looks set to deliver a heart wrenching film that is going to see both her, and Gibson, act their hearts out, and that is something I want to see on screen.
The Beaver tells the story of a man who was once a successful executive of a toy company and had a wonderful family life, that was until he started suffering from a crippling depression and lost his family and began losing his career and company.
Then he finds a hand puppet, a beaver, and using it he finds the voice and the honesty that he's been lacking and he projects another side of himself, the good side, into the character of the beaver. Soon, he's on the road to recovery and turning his life around. However can he do it without the beaver?
That looks set to be the big part of the film and the real emotional wrench, if he can get rid of the character and return to life himself.
Here's the official blurb:
Two-time Academy Award(R) winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award(R) winner Mel Gibson in THE BEAVER - an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track...until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
You can see the trailer for The Beaver, directed by Foster, below or you can catch it at Apple Trailers.
I think there are moments of beauty in it, particularly Jodie Foster pleading with her husband.
I really love both Foster and Mel Gibson on screen and I do wish they would do more, Gibson more dramatic roles and Foster just more, whatever is going on off the screen, on the screen they are a great actor and actress.