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Now that the whole world has listened to him screaming racist slurs at ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, will anybody line up to see a Mel Gibson movie? For months, it looked like the last movie he filmed -- the Jodie Foster-directed comedy The Beaver -- would never see the light of day. Although there's still no U.S. release date (the film is opening in the U.K. in February), a trailer started popping up in theaters this weekend -- meaning we'll probably get to see it after all. That is, if we want to. Watch the trailer below and decide for yourself:
The film stars Gibson as a businessman and father who has a nervous breakdown and devises a unique form of therapy for himself: speaking through a beaver hand-puppet. (The beaver, for no immediately apparent reason, is British.) Foster directs and plays his long-suffering wife. The film has been described as a dark comedy, but judging from the trailer, it's more of an inspirational dysfunctional-family film. How much do you want to bet there's a scene at the end where Gibson says a profound goodbye to the beaver puppet, tosses it in the trash can, then walks back to his wife and kids?
Still, we have to admit we're intrigued by the movie's blend of Hollywood cliche and out-there weirdness. Plus there's the fact that Mel Gibson, going all the way back to the Lethal Weapon films, has always been really good at playing crazy. Whether that's because of his real-life experience is beside the point.
Or is it? Does Mel Gibson's abhorrent real-life behavior make you want to stay away from his movies? Or would you be willing to give The Beaver a chance?
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