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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Outstanding! Quvenzhane Wallis plays Hushpuppy in a smashing pe

    Outstanding! Quvenzhane Wallis plays Hushpuppy in a smashing performance, despite being a newcomer and only six years old when making the movie. She is a child searching for her lost mother as she lives with her tough father who is teaching her how to survive without him. It is a tale of a hurricane's impact on the poor and destitute, with some similarities to Katrina, but these people are not down and out victims. They are tough and resilient, having survived living on the fringes of modern society. The movie gives us a look inside the very different lifestyle of Louisiana bayou culture through both frighteningly realistic scenes and haunting mythology. Beautifully filmed, it does not preach, yet there are lessons here for our society and despite the subject matter, it is ultimately uplifting, even funny in places. Not to be missed!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

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    WOW. See this film. I saw it two days ago and I'm still thinki

    WOW. See this film. I saw it two days ago and I'm still thinking about all the things here that there are to digest. I could write a book about each part, but the one thing that really struck me about this film was the performance by Quvenzhane Wallis. She is a six year old living in crushing poverty, abandoned by her mother and on the brink of losing her father, who manages somehow to be utterly gorgeous and compelling. She is tough and fierce, and yet so vulnerable. She lives among people who are just like her, until a hurricane forces them all to deal with not only the storm's devistation, but also the unwanted, albeit well-intentioned interference from those who live outside "The Bathtub." This film completely deserves its Best Picture Academy Award nomination

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    Amazing!  End of story.  For anyone who knows what it's like fir

    Amazing!  End of story.  For anyone who knows what it's like first hand to deal with a major natural tragedy (ie hurricanes, tornadoes etc).  It shows that you don't have to be a A-list high profiled actor to show amazing acting abilities.  Wish more actors were discovered the way in which this cast was found!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    A wildly beautiful and creative movie that portrays a bayou nei


    A wildly beautiful and creative movie that portrays a bayou neighborhood's desperate survival to live on its own terms in the wake of a
    massive hurricane.  The voice of the bayou is a small child with a very old and wise spirit whose imagination (semblances of Where
     the Wild Things Are) helps her to overcome tremendous fear, sadness and loneliness when facing her father's illness
    and the neighborhood's dire straits.  This movie, along with this season's Moonrise Kingdom, is special enough to have a definite
    chance - tho certainly a long shot - at an Oscar.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Best movie I have seen in years.

    Best movie I have seen in years.

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  • Posted June 26, 2013

    If there were 10 or 15 stars, I'd give them to this movie. There

    If there were 10 or 15 stars, I'd give them to this movie. There are more layers of meaning than I can count; the child who played Hushpuppy should have won an Academy Award. Period. I've read some reviews that decry the use of handheld camera--calling it choppy, awkward--I didn't remember that at all. Too involved in what was happening onscreen. BEAUTIFUL. Please rent or buy it if you haven't seen it, already. If you've seen it once, you'll probably want to see it again. And again.

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