Best conceptually realistic independent film I have seen in a long time. It was not just the imaginative and playful premise coupled with the reality of "our world" as translated by the inhabitants of The Bathtub - it is particularly the objective of Hush Puppy that struck me to the core. The writers were able to pinpoint the exact thought and feel a six-year-old may experience if her life were indeed similar to the film portrayal. It certainly spoke to the turmoils of my own childhood, and forced me to reexamine my ideas of strength and love. Try not to simply focus on the idea of poverty in the south, or the alternative view of destruction left by Katrina - there are moments of pure poetry and truthfulness here; if you look too closely at the bigger picture, you will miss the intimacy of the most intricate details. <3
The six year old star of this movie is an acting miracle. Her sensitivity to interpreting her role is normally seen only in an adult actress. The story line is not easy to tell. Poor people losing what little they have due to the machinations of the powers that be. Everyone in the cast was excellent.Watching the movie was like watching a documentary on a town small called Bathtub. The cast was that natural
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This film ranks right up there with medicine for melancholy, or the unloved .... its amazing to literally watch the world through a 6 year old's eyes... and that the writer and director did it so seamlessly.... the actors we also amazing especially young quvenzhane wallis i see awesome things in her future!