Beeswax (film)

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Beeswax poster.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed by Andrew Bujalski
Produced by Dia Sokol
Ethan Vogt
Written by Andrew Bujalski
Starring Tilly Hatcher
Maggie Hatcher
Alex Karpovsky
Cinematography Matthias Grunsky
Edited by Andrew Bujalski
Distributed by The Cinema Guild
Release date
  • August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $46,590

Beeswax is a 2009 American mumblecore film written and directed by Andrew Bujalski. The film examines a few days in the life of twins, played by real-life sisters Tilly and Maggie Hatcher.

It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival[1] and had a limited theatrical release in the United States on August 7, 2009.[2]


  • Tilly Hatcher as Jeannie
  • Maggie Hatcher as Lauren
  • Anne Dodge as Amanda
  • Alex Karpovsky as Merrill
  • Katy O'Connor as Corinne
  • David Zellner as Scott

Critical response[edit]

The film opened to mixed reviews. Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 73% of 45 critics gave the film a positive review, with an average score of 6.7/10. The website reported the critical consensus warned that "Andrew Bujalski's third effort will test the patience of some filmgoers", but lauded the film as "a warm, funny, and honest introduction to the mumblecore movement".[3] Review aggregator Metacritic assigned the film a weighted average score of 70 (out of 100) based on 14 reviews from mainstream critics, considered to be "generally favorable reviews."[4]

Home media[edit]

Beeswax was released on DVD by The Cinema Guild on April 6, 2010.[5]


  1. ^ Knegt, Peter (February 10, 2009). "Berlin Round Up IV: "Beeswax," "The Countess," and the Discontent of Berlin ‘09 Critics.". IndieWIRE. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ O'Hehir, Andrew (August 6, 2009). "Does "Beeswax" mark the death of mumblecore?". Retrieved July 5, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Metacritic". Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Beeswax". Retrieved July 5, 2011. 

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