Monday, January 21, 2013

Movie Monday - 1/21/2013

Not having read anything about the movie in advance, while watching the beginning of Beasts of the Southern Wild, I thought the movie was set in a poor village in Africa.  It soon became apparent that it was the United States. When levees were mentioned, I knew that the movie was taking place on a small isolated island (that was more like a sandbar) called The Bathtub off the coast of New Orleans.  A group of people live on this island away from the rules of the establishment.  There's little Hushpuppy (played by the adorable Quvenzhane Wallis) and her alcoholic father Wink.  They are among the inhabitants who  hone their survival skills in wilds of The Bathtub.  The skills are tested when a big storm comes their way and floods the area.  I really liked this movie.

MK out.

4 comments:

Knitrageous said...

I went to a movie! We never do. I really don't know why. Anyway, saw Cirque du Soleil. I didn't know people could get into those positions!

Unknown said...

It took me 3 solid tries to watch this one all the way through. On 3 seperate flights. First two times I kept falling asleep and gave up. Third time, after the Oscar nom, I decided that I must be missing greatness and pushed on through. After watching it, I still think it looks like a film school documentary project. Sorry.

Merry Karma said...

I've only ever seen them on tee vee or during half time shows during Mavericks games. They are incredible!

Merry Karma said...

No worries...it's what makes the world go round.