At first, the film seemed to go nowhere, but at the end it is shocking. Gus Van Sant went back to his directorial roots and made a modest but compelling movie, that I find hard to recommend because of its content and slow pace, but definitely a good effort. Interesting movie.
Chaplin plays a hilarious Hinkel and a barber - trap characters and the satyre is really fun, Napaloni is also great and Paulette Goddard is gorgeous, the only thng I didn't like was the ending, I felt it force and lacked credibility, in my opinion. Really good movie, anyway
An odd story that nobody wanted to make, but Foster, and the final result is an interesting and complex film that shows the strange redemption of a depressed man and how he recovers his life and family little by little. I can understand why this film flopped domestically, it wasn't because of people's hatred for Gibson, it was because The Beaver is a hard movie to like and recommend, but fine after all. Mel Gibson is excellent in this, he deserves an Oscar nomination, which I doubt will happen.