Son of a gun I guess it is possible to overestimate the ability of the American public to pay to see anything, no matter how wretched, if it is packaged as entertainment and has a few stars in it. Mel, next time you want to star in a film that is a thinly veiled commentary on how you took an axe to your own life, please don’t.
Mel Gibson’s latest flick, The Beaver, opened to dismal ratings. Go here to read the details. The movie stars Mel Gibson and a beaver hand puppet (no joke, although it should be). Jodie Foster is also around for the downhill ride and she directed the picture. Maybe Mel should have had the Beaver direct it.