Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Les Bêtés Du Sud Sauvage

DVD - 2012
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Hushpuppy is a six-year-old living in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink becomes ill, she sets off for the outside world in an attempt to help him. The journey to save her father is delayed by a 'busted' universe that reverses weather patterns and brings about long-extinct animals. Can Hushpuppy save the day?


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Dec 14, 2020

A very special movie. I felt at times as I watched that this could be an unscripted film. The hero and star is 6 year old "Hushpuppy" , played by Quevenzhane Wallis. Her character lives an extremely challenging life on many levels. But this first time actress is real a powerhouse on screen. Beasts of the Southern Wild is original, powerful and moving. Many of the cast members were first time actors including, "Wink", Hushpuppy's father, played by Dwight Henry. Very recommended.

Dec 02, 2019

Thoroughly remarkable melding of magical realism, childhood survival and loss, combined with global warming and climate destruction. You need to watch how the story unfolds to express all this in a very unanticipated story. Very unique and worth watching.

Aug 18, 2019

In what world can we blame an archaic lifestyle on global warming. The people are drunken, dirty and ignorant. They do survive on life skills and do little to harm the environment, but could a world population which is enormous live like this? I feel very sorry for these groups ie (indigenous tribes still living in rainforests in South America, native populations in Northern Canada), but as the world grows in population and takes over more of their territory, there is little hope of their culture surviving.

Jul 03, 2019

Well directed and acted, hopelessly moving.

WestSlope_TheaH Aug 21, 2018

One of the best films of 2012, Beasts of the Southern Wild has that audacious magical realism---reminiscent of Pan’s Labyrinth---but instead set in an isolated bayou community in the U. S. Quvenzhane Wallis was just 6 years old when this movie was made and became the youngest ever nominee for Best Actress at the 85th Academy Awards.

Jul 31, 2018

Child abuse is never okay, and there were some scenes of this. Other than that, I could not get into the story. It was not compelling or interesting enough for me to stay.

Nov 19, 2017

This is a wonderful film, fantastic, mesmerizing, hope where it feels hopeless, camaraderie in the face of nothing, care, love (if you will, think this term is overused), exterior shells of hardness, but just enough light found, tough, other sets of rules and terms for living, a lot of heart and grit.

Sep 08, 2016

I knew nothing about this film except that the actress playing the young protagonist was highly applauded for her performance. It occurs in a section of Louisiana of which most Americans never heard of. The rise of the threatening doom to the people living there is symbolized by some kind of gigantic boars, or they so seemed to the tiny protagonist. The people of this area are in a similar predicament as the Pacific Island nations whose very existence is threatened by America’s refusal to do anything about Climate Change.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 05, 2016

Interesting and creative, but not all that entertaining. The cast is wonderful and the imagery beautiful, but the allegory gets lost. I had high hopes for this one, but its magic just gets muddled along with the story. This film shows strong potential from many--cast and crew--but it itself failed to move me.

Apr 02, 2016

Proof ! - that high quality sights and sounds can be produced on a low budget. Non-professional actors delivered compelling character portrayals. Fantastic visuals and a spellbinding soundtrack were developed by the filmmakers themselves. It's a work of art that tells an inspiring story.

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Oct 27, 2013

Wink: My only purpose in life is to teach her how to make it.

Wink: I'm your daddy, and it's my job to take care of you, OK?

Hushpuppy: For the animals that didn't have a dad to put them in a boat, the end of the world already happened.

Oct 27, 2013

The Cook: Lemme tell you somethin', when you're a child people tell you that everything's gonna be all hunky-dory and all that bullxxxx, but I'm here to tell you that it's not. So get that out your head right now. Life's some big old feast, yeah, but you? You ain't nothin' but a stupid little waitress. Everything you got on your platter gonna fall on the floor and ain't nobody gonna be there to pick it up for you. Someday it's all gonna be on you.


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