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      The Beaver Trilogy

      Released Jan 20, 2001 1 hr. 23 min. Comedy List
      Reviews 84% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Three short films revolve around a young man with a penchant for impersonating celebrities. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member One of the greatest things I've ever seen. I can't stop thinking about it. It's on YouTube. Go watch it now. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member In the late 70s, Trent Harris was testing out a camera for a TV station he worked for, and ran into a strange man who did impressions. The man later invited Harris to a talent show, in which he performed as Olivia Newton-John in full drag. This short documentary forms the first segment of the "The Beaver Trilogy." The second part is a cheaply made dramatic recreation of the events starring a young Sean Penn as the impersonator. The third is another dramatic recreation, this time starring Crispin Glover and featuring slightly higher production values and a little more story. It is all very weird. I also kinda liked it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Uneven little cult film is unusual but monotonous. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I suppose that this is a part documentary as the first segment profiles a young man attempting to be dramatic into a camera. Sean Penn and Crispin Glover try to recreate the scene many years later with varying degrees of success. More special interest than anything worth remembering. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is an interesting experiment. The director takes real footage about a real person and then re-shoots and tweaks it 2 different times with actors. The real footage is funny and weird, the recreations are also humorous and strange. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Kolme lyhytelokuvaa muodostavat yhdessä kokonaisuuden, joka on täydellinen. Näyttää kuinka sama tarina kulkee dokumentista fiktioksi ja miten fiktio omalla tavallaan kertoo "totuuden" paremmin. Osiot kuvattu vuosina 1979, 1981, 1985. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chris Chang Film Comment Magazine A pervasive sense of visual madness ferments as the idea of originality collapses. This is the same kind of circularity that drives characters in Roman Polanski movies bonkers. Jun 20, 2013 Full Review Rumsey Taylor Not Coming to a Theater Near You A work of considerable ingenuity Aug 14, 2009 Full Review Mark Freeman Critical Eye '...toys with issues of spectatorship so brilliantly, that you emerge having learnt a lot about fiction, documentary, and yourself.' Jun 13, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Three short films revolve around a young man with a penchant for impersonating celebrities.
      Director
      Trent Harris
      Screenwriter
      Trent Harris
      Distributor
      Strand Releasing
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 20, 2001, Original