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Art imitating life: Mel Gibson in The Beaver




Mel Gibson stars in 'The Beaver,' in theaters this month.
Mel Gibson stars in 'The Beaver,' in theaters this month.
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One movie opening this weekend has already gotten lots of buzz - but not because of a big budget or flashy special effects. It's because of its lead actor - Mel Gibson. He stars in "The Beaver," along with Jodie Foster, who also directed the film. Gibson plays a man whose life and career have hit rock bottom - sound familiar? But then, Gibson's character finds redemption through a beaver hand-puppet. Dana Stevens of Slate Magazine joins us with a review.