Sock it to me.
If you've been waiting for a film where Mel Gibson talks through a hand puppet in the shape of a beaver, your calls have been answered. Gibson is Walter Black, a man facing a crippling depression, whose only cure is not what you'd call recognizable--or sane for that matter.
This reminds me of LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, which I enjoyed quite a bit. The question will be whether audiences will warm to not only the subject matter, but Gibson himself in a starring role after he has been justifiably crucified in the media for hateful behavior towards Jews, African Americans, women...probably anyone who is not Mel Gibson.
Staunch Gibson supporter and friend Jodie Foster directs and also co-stars along with Anton Yelchin (STAR TREK) and Jennifer Lawrence (WINTER'S BONE).