A master piece from Benh Zeitlin and written by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar. Nominated for 4 Oscars.
Once there was a hushpuppy, and the world would know about her story. The story of how she braved her fears and became one little thing that was meant to and which did make a difference to this entire universe…Meet hushpuppy who lives in the abandoned place amidst wilderness of nature with her father wink. Meet the girl who is writing a story of her survival so that the scientist of future would know, Once there was a Hushpuppy!
Quvenzhané Wallis puts magic into entire film, this little nine year old sweeps your heart away with her flawless portrayal of a girl with so many emotions and emptiness to deal with. No doubt she has been nominated for Best Actress, the youngest ever nominee of the Academy Award for Best Actress. Watch it for a story that will leave you with so many interpretations to life, something that will question your quest for survival and things that you are doing to achieve what you think is something which you want. Watch for amazingly written screenplay and performance of each character. You will love the most beautiful relation between a father and daughter.
After thought: The story is heartbreaking and touches your soul in a way that would put you in temporary phase of lament for every single loss of hushpuppy, yet it makes you change your stand on what the real meaning of life is and how bravely one could accept death. From the perspective of 6 year old, go experience the magic of universe. The movie will make you cry and yet you will feel strong once you understood your fears just the way hushpuppy does.
“When it all goes quiet behind my eyes, I see everything that made me flying around in invisible pieces. When I look too hard, it goes away.”
“Everybody loses the thing that made them. It’s even how it’s supposed to be in nature. The brave men stay and watch it happen, they don’t run. “
“I see that I am a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right. “
“ I hope you die and after you die I’ll go to your grave and eat birthday cake all by myself. “