The Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

The Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

I went into this film already excited to see it.  The previews made it look spectacular.  First of all–the actress who played Hushpuppy was amazing beyond imagination.  I can’t even express how so very great she is.  There were about three moments during the film when she’s just reflecting on the world and her place in the universe and I couldn’t catch my breath.  Hearing a little girl say these things I am on the verge of discovering on my own, with such adult insight, is mind-blowing.

Do I recommend this movie?  Absolutely.  I think the beasts weren’t even needed in the film.  The story of Hushpuppy and her father is strong enough to be a great film alone.  The ending was perfect–everything about this film was amazing.  Go see it as soon as you can!

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