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Published on May 16, 2011
See the trailer for The Beaver released on the 17 June 2011 at selected Cineworld Cinemas. Visit http://www.cineworld.com for more info and booking.
Toy company executive Walter Black (Mel Gibson) has been in a deep depression for more than two years, placing huge strain on his marriage. On the eve of being kicked out by his long-suffering wife, Meredith (Jodie Foster), he even makes an unsuccessful attempt at suicide.
Walter's breakthrough comes in the unlikely form of a beaver hand puppet that he finds in the rubbish. He uses this to communicate with Meredith - in a Cockney accent! It's a technique that allows him to distance himself from the pain he feels.
His eldest son, Porter (Anton Yelchin), meanwhile, is ashamed of his father's illness and alarmed at the similarities he sees in his own personality. Walter's journey to redemption parallels Porter's relationship with troubled classmate Norah (Jennifer Lawrence) as director Jodie Foster's comedy-drama takes some unexpected twists and turns.