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  • Actors: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper
  • Directors: Benh Zeitlin
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,449 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008220AGC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,326 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Beasts of the Southern Wild" on IMDb

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Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year's most acclaimed films. Newcomer Quvenzhan‚ Wallis delivers an "Oscarr-worthy performance" (Philadelphia Daily News) as Hushpuppy, the six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community. When her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry) succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to the outside world. But Hushpuppy's quest is hindered by a "busted" universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts.

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The devastated landscape of the Louisiana bayou becomes a primordial world in the eyes of 6-year-old Hushpuppy (the fierce and magnetic Quvenzhané Wallis). Hushpuppy's father Wink (Dwight Henry), emotionally unstable and increasingly ill, fights to maintain their ramshackle home, along with the rest of the precarious community of the area known as the Bathtub--but a Katrina-esque storm leaves the Bathtub flooded, driving Wink to desperate lengths. Faced with the loss of everything she knows, Hushpuppy decides her only hope is to find her mother, but her only clue is a winking light in the distance. Beasts of the Southern Wild tells its story entirely from the 6-year-old girl's perspective; the actions and emotions of adults take on a mythic scope, as does the damaged environment in which she lives. The movie is dense and rich, often as obscure and murky as the overgrown bayou itself, sometimes off-putting and enticing at the same time. Wallis, her performance brimming with feral energy and a wounded soul, carries the movie with more star power than most adults could muster. The dialogue is thick with intriguing metaphors and the images resist being easily interpreted into a conventional plot, but the story gradually emerges, rising to a potent end. Viewers who take the time to sink into its mysteries will be rewarded. --Bret Fetzer

Customer Reviews

It was very good movie and very acting.
chandra smith
Depicts how in the world's areas of seemingly deplorable living conditions, where people accept and defend their lives as they are, love and wisdom can still triumph!
sandy oettinger
Beasts of the Southern Wild is such a film and Behn Zeitlin is such a director.
Beardyjin

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609 of 641 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 22, 2012
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I am a coonass. I am from Southwest Louisiana and am a part of the joie de vivre culture of South Louisiana. This world has embraced me and rolled up in its cocoon of love of place, of family, of celebration all my life. Beasts of the Southern Wild comes the closest of any movie I have ever seen to expressing the truth of the sheer beauty of life in the swamps. Through the devastation of hurricanes, the opression of the wealthy, and the well-meaning of outsiders, we survive. And yet our world is dying. We know it as surely as we can see the trees dying on the marshes as the salt water moves further inland, because our buffers are dissappearing. We know it when we drive the roads and watch the waves lap against our tires or roar against the sides of our cars. We know it when we fish and see the open water where once there was land.

This movie, better than any other, cherishes these truths and films them. I'm grateful that Zeitlan chose not to embrace Cajuns in this movie, because that aspect of our culture has become so commercialized and is so foreign that all people pay attention to when given that in a film are the quaint accents. He chose a creole culture (that does exist more or less) in a place (that also does exist, more or less) and gives it nickname that expresses many of our worst fears about what can happen to cherished lands after a bad flood and storm due to the levee system that was designed, in many cases, to protect some interests only.

Many of the aspects of this movie were drawn from real-life. Levees have been blown up in the past to the decimation of entire creole cultures. Hurricanes come with regularity and destroy much; ome people do not have resources or the ability to leave and some stay out of sheer cussedness.
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186 of 199 people found the following review helpful By Beardyjin on July 8, 2012
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A good film is a confluence of many variables. A good director orchestrates these variables into a finished form. Beasts of the Southern Wild is such a film and Behn Zeitlin is such a director. And the brilliance of Zeitlin is that he manages to take all manner of seemingly contradictory elements and make them,as a nameless boat captain says in the film, cohesive.

One such variable is story. Hushpuppy is a six-year-old girl who lives with her father on the wrong side of a levee in a fictitious Southeast Louisiana town called The Bathtub. The film follows her point of view, and the world of her active imagination and the real world around her often intertwine on screen. The film is your standard coming of age story, but it is this unique perspective of Hushpuppy and her understanding of the world around her that is the foundation of the film and its magic.

Another variable is music. The director worked closely with his friend and composer Dan Romer in creating the score for the film. The result is one of the best scores in modern cinema. Just like the film, the music is a beautiful blend of contradictions. It's uplifting yet tinged with sadness, vast yet intimate, wise and noble yet naive and playful.

And the final variable I'll mention is performance. Other reviewers have made mention of the non-actors that occupy this film. This is another example of the director taking the contradictory and making it cohesive. It would seem unlikely that those untrained in the craft of acting would be able to aptly portray such subtlety, humor, love and pathos yet there it is, captured on film for all to see.

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a film that will simultaneously break, mend, and uplift your heart. Do your soul a favor and see this film.
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134 of 155 people found the following review helpful By D. Barbour on June 20, 2012
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BOTSW is easily the best movie of 2012 so far (although I loved 'Moonrise Kingdom' too), and the stars should get ready for Oscar season. The pacing may be off-putting to some, but if you can handle artsy fare, you're sure to love it. The story tells the tale of eight year old Hushpuppy, who must save her father, friends, and herself from mysterious beasts in what may or may not be the end of the world. The lines between fantasy and reality are very blurry, which makes this movie a great discussion piece for a group. One thing I will note is that while everything about this movie is exceptional, the score is one of the best I've heard in a long time. I went to a screening with the film's director and two stars, and they spoke to how organic the entire film process was, and how elements in the script were rewritten for each of the leads so the dialogue would sound authentic to the deep south. Every detail is watched carefully, and this is truly a must-see.
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It is difficult to find the words to describe the mysterious enchantment of this film. So much depends on the performance of young Quvenzhane Wallis, a child who is not a trained actress- and yet she more than holds her own compared to seasoned actors.She shines, brightly, in her role as 6 year old Hushpuppy.

The film focuses on life in "The Bathtub" , a poor section of Louisiana. Surviving there is precarious and everything can be swept away if water overflows the levee system.Hushpuppy has a world view which helps create order amidst chaos but it is about to be severely tested.

The Bathtub community, so vividly seen through Hushpuppy's eyes, is one layer of this film- the words and soundtrack add depth and resonance which result in a film poetic enough to take your breath away. And the images...from Hushpuppy's expressive face to a homemade boat floating on water...they are also hypnotic.

I urge you not to focus only on what is literal or seems true to life in this film. Watching it is often like dreaming while awake. This is not to say that Beasts of the Southern Wild is too artsy. But the plot is portrayed most strongly through the eyes of an imaginative and sensitive 6 year old.

And this is always the part of a film review where I hesitate to provide any information that would spoil the film. So I will only add that there are many intense moments, some full of pain and resilience, here. If you see any film on the big screen this year, make it this one. It deserves to be experienced that way.

I do want to add that Hushpuppy's father, Wink, is also played by a nonprofessional actor ( Dwight Henry) .He is utterly believable in his portrayal of a strong yet flawed man who is deeply loved by his daughter.
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