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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • PG-13
  • 1h 34m
  • 2012
Certified Fresh86%
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Young Quvenzhané Wallis received a 2012 Best Actress OSCAR® nomination for her performance in this magical film about a six-year-old who faces daunting challenges in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink (Dwight Henry) becomes mysteriously ill, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to save him – through a world of fantasy and beauty – and prehistoric beasts!
© 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh86%
Critics Consensus: Beasts of the Southern Wild is a fantastical, emotionally powerful journey and a strong case of filmmaking that values imagination over money.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Beasts of the Southern Wild is a heart-wrenching fable that's so unique that it's hard to classify. It's a drama about an alcoholic father who means well but has few tools to convey his love to his spitfire 6-year-old daughter. It's a celebration of quirky friendships and the power of the imagination. It's an indictment of the deep divide that separates the rich and the poor. And much more. Expect some swearing; kids and adults both say the word "p---y." There's also lots of drinking, brutal depictions of abject poverty, an adult striking a child, and discussion about the death of a parent.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 27, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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