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BEAST OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012) – My rating: 10/10

BeastoftheSouthernWildBeautifully told, this movie was quite a surprise.  Its raw footage and documentary styled format will hit you right where it hurts.  It’s hard to believe people actually live like the folks in this story but they do and if we didn’t know it before, we know it now.  The amazing talent of the star of this movie was very moving.  Only 5 years old when she auditioned and 10 now, Quvenzhanè Wallis is youngest actress to be nominated for an Oscar.  I found it hard to believe how well she portrayed her character.  I was duly impressed.  The movie was real and told a pretty harsh story of a little girl who had no mother and only a very sick father to raise her in the back woods of the Louisiana bayous.  Her journey is Oscar worthy as this movie is up for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).  Overall I loved this movie and highly recommend it to all.