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The Beaver

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. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 06 May 2011
Video Release: 23 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Beaver Rated PG-13?

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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