The Beaver parents guide

The Beaver Parent Guide

Release date May 6, 2011

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.

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

Run Time: 90 minutes

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The Beaver
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

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

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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Cast and Crew

The Beaver is directed by Jodie Foster and stars Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Beaver movie is August 23, 2011. Here are some details…

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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