Monday, May 2, 2011

For Your Anticipation: A Psychological Distance

There has to come a point when the people who make the big decisions in filmmaking ask themselves if they're willing to work with Mel Gibson again. There's no denying of the man's acting qualities, and they are numerous and embellished. There's just the awkward situation of not wanting to work with a man who said and meant the things he has. The Beaver might indeed be his last film, but I don't think it will be. There are signs of a brilliant performance here, and that might overshadow all the shortcomings I'm sensing with this film. This film also displays performances from Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence, two of my favorite up and comers. If they can hold their own behind Gibson, this should be well worth my time.

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