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The Beaver


May 06, 2011

Latest Home Video

Aug 23, 2011

MPAA Rating



Jodie Foster


Mel Gibson
Jodie Foster
Anton Yelchin


2011 Summit Entertainment

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Still shot from the movie: The Beaver.

Movie Release Information

This movie was unavailable to review in our market during its theatrical release. However please check our Content Details in the section below along with other information about this movie further down the page.


Tortured by internal demons and depression, Walter Black (Mel Gibson) watches his career and family crumble right before his eyes. Only the discovery of a discarded hand puppet gives him hope to fight back from the edge of despair.

Content Details

Why Is The Beaver Rated PG-13?

The Beaver is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing content, sexuality and language including a drug reference.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Beaver...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Infrequent portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Depictions of fighting, beating and self-mutilation.

- Portrayal of a suicide attempt.

- Some scenes may frighten young children.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual innuendo.

- Infrequent simulated sexual activity.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent mild cursing and crude insults .

- Limited use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Substance abuse.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Sexually Suggestive Scene, Coarse Language, Violence.
AB PG Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Disturbing Content.
ON PG Mature Theme, Not Recommended for Children, Language May Offend.
QC 13+
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Beaver...

The Beaver is releasing to home video on August 23, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

- Audio commentary with Jodie Foster

- Deleted scenes

- Everything Is Going To Be O.K. - featurette on the making of The Beaver

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