Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

162) Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love

9/10 – Strange, endearing and simply brilliant. Hard to believe that Quvenzhane Wallis who plays 6 year old Hushpuppy is just that, 6 years old. There is so much screen presence, so much energy, attitude and emotion for such a young actress that it leaves you speechless. Call it a ‘coming of age’ film, a ‘tour de force’, whatever other buzz phrases people use to describe this type of film, but you can’t deny it’s originality and how excellent this debut film is.

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