Bright lights, big city (or not)

Tara lobby late aft

Went to late matinee (at the Tara) of the critically acclaimed “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and quite enjoyed it. Superbly crafted script and movie, casting and direction. Not always easy to watch for the emotional content, in a good way. I’m thinking it fits the general category of a “coming of age” movie (albeit quite different from the typical movie in that genre), but maybe your take is different….

One comment

  1. Pam J. says:

    I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago and it won’t leave my head. I usually think this is the sign of a good movie, but with Beasts I think it may be something else at work. I agree completely with your analysis — great script, casting, and direction, but not always easy to watch. Unfortunately, I’ve read a few too many online reviews in which the words “child abuse” appear and I think I have to agree that watching parts of the movie were like watching a child being neglected, if not abused, and that still gives me a sick feeling in my stomach. I even worry a bit about the effect on that stunningly appealing little actress who played the lead role. On the other hand (can you see me arguing with myself in my head??) I don’t want to live in a world where the only movies available are comedies or feel-good fluff. A good movie makes you think, makes you act maybe, changes something inside your head. This movie changed me, but it may have just changed me into a sadder person.