Mel Gibson’s character is a depressed toy executive who adopts a hand puppet beaver, and another persona to cope with his depression. apparently, his wife kicked him out too. Jodi’s character is obviously very supportive. The beaver was his only means of primary communication. as the trailer progressed, he was able to make a fortune out of the said puppet. Jodi Foster’s character is seen in the subsequent shots as smiling and snuggling up to Mel Gibson’s character, obviously very pleased with the money that her insane husband has made. What a wonderful, ideal wife and person the character must be.I hate the character already.
I was intrigued with the film. i have always been fascinated with the things that make people snap and tick. we conjure all sorts of names for our maladies in an attempt to understand how our darker selves are working or how the mind and the person would adopt in order to survive. Remember the film Mrs.Doubtfire? Robin Williams was absolutely brilliant in that film. i remember too one of the scenes from the film where the judge smirked and in so many words, said that” your speech was good. although i think you’re a very talented actor. this person that you created presents a lot of possible problems that your family may face, you nutjob. get a shrink a.s.a.p.”
Had it been an actual person, i would have nominated Robin Williams / Mrs. Doubtfire father of the year award. Had i been the judge, i would have slapped Sally fields silly for being such as whiner.
there is a tolerable or blurred line between tolerable madness and insanity. I remember a story wherein one guy was asked to recite in class. he paused several times, muttered incoherent soliloquies, and was subsequently seen dancing and singing in the hallways. He was taken away from the school in a straightjacket. the reason why he snapped was never disclosed.
another snap of the year award movie scene was the red dragon. where Hannibal Lecter was obviously annoyed with one of the orchestra players for being out of tune. he flinched, with obvious, seething discomfort, and proceeds to serve the musician as main dish to his guests. I have always found Hannibal Lecter one of the scariest characters ever. He wins not by brute strength, but by sheer cunning.
in this time and age, practically every imbalance, every mental disorder has been given a name. not to mention prescriptive medication too. i wonder, are ll these maladies curable, or will it depend on the individual if he wants and can still, snap out of it?