A strong portrait of coping with depression. With a beaver.
Someone recut the trailer for The Beaver so that it included Mel Gibson’s infamous rant quotes. This story seems a lot more interesting now. It was weird when Mel gave the beaver puppet a distinguished British accent. It clearly would be asking people to blow it.
The film stars Mel Gibson as a depressed toy executive and family man who uses a beaver puppet to work through emotional pain. It also feels like a creepy apology card.