No. This is not the latest Andy Samberg SNL Digital Short.
This looks great!
The perfect Mel comeback film, casts him as a crazy man but lovable crazy
the kind of choice he should be making after his somber Edge of Darkness and real life somber episodes
“The perfect Mel comeback film, casts him as a crazy man but lovable crazy”
Yeah, I guess that was always Mel’s schtick but besides the hilarity of Roscoe’s thread title, this film looks absolutely painful – a mix of American Beauty, Harvey and [insert title of bad Hollywood film featuring a neglectful father/husband who learns to love his family].
“[insert title of bad Hollywood film featuring a neglectful father/husband who learns to love his family].”
The Family Man?
well, it has been done before.
It was originally written for Steve Carrell to star but I think Gibson’s involvement will add a true life element to the story that already makes it fascinating before anyone has seen it.
Plus Jodie Foster’s constant defense of Mel’s actions makes her defense of the character all the more interesting.
This is the point I was making in the thread Jazz created. And that is sometimes a film can be meaningful or profound by casting or directing alone or by things that have nothing to do with the film itself at all.
If the film is a ridiculous failure for Mel after his last scandal film (the dreary but exciting Edge of Darkness did okay business) then that says something interesting.
If it is a big hit then that says something about the audience’s realtionship to Mel also; if this is a hit will be curious to see what Mel does next. (He already shot a prison drama but not gonna count that atm) will it be a violent slog or will he be in his Bird on a Wire goofy mode?
Good God. People are actually taking this seriously…
Jodie is a fair director and it has a good deal of talent behind it.
Fair enough, it is only the trailer after all. But the very idea of the rich white guy getting his life in order by talking to an imaginary puppet beaver, combined with those clips of Gibson doing that accent (Oim da BEAVAH, an Oim gonna syver yoah godam LOIFE!) just had me helpless with laughter.
A Steve Carrell or a Will Ferrell might have been able to locate the humor and humanity in this. The trailer, as shown, looks particularly especially profoundly EARNEST — those clips of Jodie screaming at Mel that she loves him and is going to fight for him!!!!!!
Good God. It may work, but Foster isn’t exactly known for having a light touch, or a sense of humor.
well if you wanted a great movie with this premise a different director or cast may be needed
if you wanted a fascinating film with real life implications
this is it
Or if you wanted the greatest campfest of utter Big Star Cluelessness since REGARDING HENRY — look no further.
And I’m doing with this film what I was so annoyed with that LA guy for doing with THE NEW WORLD, so…
I could go with that
but I do think this will be a hit if it opens wide.
I doubt that it will be a hit. I think there are too many folks who will avoid Mr. Gibson’s future film career like the plague.
Yeah, I really can’t imagine the film being a hit. When a star’s off-screen life implodes into celebrity gossip fodder, it doesn’t translate into box office success any longer. I guess people think if it’s a free show on TMZ, why bother with the film?
I wish this movie was going to be as insane as the poster implies. Shame it looks so feel-goody.
“I think there are too many folks who will avoid Mr. Gibson’s future film career like the plague.”
Foster still has die-hard fans… no?
Does not look like they spend millions on developing ground-breaking CGI Technology while designing the Beaver… so even in the worst case – the film will should break even by the end of it’s run.
Personally I’m glad to see Jodie behind the Director’s chair again.
^ Yes, with films like Little Man Tate, it’s a delight miss Foster takes a break from her acting responsibilities….woo-hoo!
the beaver sounds like michael caine
Nice thread title. Master of misdirection.
I never had any particular problem with Mel Gibson. He seemed/s to have a good sense of humor, at the least. After reading this article, though, I must say I’ve lost interest in helping his career along much further.
This could become one of the great camp classics, along the lines of Marlon Brando in “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”
We’ll have to wait and see how it actually plays.
“Yes, with films like Little Man Tate, it’s a delight miss Foster takes a break from her acting responsibilities….woo-hoo!”
Jodie Foster is a fine director. Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate were both not great and I doubt that The Beaver will be world changing cinema but it does not mean that she has no talent as a director. She also starred in a fair share of average-to-awful films, but her performance usually added something that made it watchable… (so far) I would say the same applies to the films she directed.
“Nice thread title. Master of misdirection.”
They should really give away T-shirts at screenings that say “I saw Jodie Foster’s BEAVER”
I hate to be immature about this, but I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw that trailer. This reminds me of a skit on SCTV (Canadians might remember it) of Bobby Bittman making a big comeback playing the role of a clown. here is a small clip:
And the title. What the Hell? Too much.
Am I the only one that felt cheated by this forum thread title? This is like the time I went to the Virgin Megastore and was totally disappointed.
the trailer gives away all of the plot WTF .
“Jodie Foster is a fine director. Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate were both not great and I doubt that The Beaver will be world changing cinema but it does not mean that she has no talent as a director.”
Thank Artemis female directors aren’t depended on “auteurs” like Foster and Polley are. Oh, let’s not forget the multi-talented miss Keaton and the figurative skills of miss Hunt, another newly brilliant “director”. Next time when you mock a Greek female director again, take a look at some “ladies-turned-directors” like those above. But I guess you sympathize more with them “camp boy”.
Phew, that was rough. What an utter snorefest. I’m a fairly big fan of Gibson’s early career, but Jesus Christ (no pun intended), this looks god awful. This thread’s title has more imagination.
I might be old school but my money is not going to support his wife-beating, uber-Catholic bigotry for any reason even if this movie was the Citizen Kane of 2011. It pisses me off that he can still get a job or his films can still get distribution.
Hear hear, R. Citizen! Not a cent of mine will go to support him.
“I might be old school but my money is not going to support his wife-beating, uber-Catholic bigotry for any reason even if this movie was the Citizen Kane of 2011. It pisses me off that he can still get a job or his films can still get distribution.”
Man…If you stop seeing films because of their actors’ shortcomings as human beings you may as well turn your attentions to other subjects.
Shortcomings are being a drug addict, cheating on your wife or hubby, being moody, not showing up on time talking too loud, having bad breath, etc…
Being a rabid racist and anti-semite are something quite different.