Batshit-crazy Mel Gibson plays batshit-crazy Walter Black, a family man whose life is crumbling around him. He and his wife (Jodie Foster, who also directs) are separated, and he hardly speaks to his two boys. Then Walter finds salvation in a beaver puppet he uncovers in a dumpster. He begins holding conversations with the furry creature, who convinces him to turn his life around. And for the first time in his life, Walter connects with his family. You may sympathize. But you won’t laugh. Or care too much about the characters and subplots. Only Winter's Bone's Jennifer Lawrence shines through The Beaver’s haze. She’s the one real thing in this bizarre movie, which can’t quite separate reality from woodland critters and crazy-ass movie stars.
Director: Jodie Foster
Writer: Kyle Killen
Producer: Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and Ann Ruark
Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Cherry Jones, Paul Hodge, Michelle Ang, Riley Thomas Stewart, Kris Arnold and John Bernhardt