Beeswax (film)

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Promotional film poster
Directed byAndrew Bujalski
Written byAndrew Bujalski
Produced byDia Sokol
Ethan Vogt
StarringTilly Hatcher
Maggie Hatcher
Alex Karpovsky
CinematographyMatthias Grunsky
Edited byAndrew Bujalski
Distributed byThe Cinema Guild
Release date
  • August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
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 positive reviews. Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 75% of 48 critics gave the film a positive review, with an average score of 6.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Andrew Bujalski's third effort will test the patience of some filmgoers, but it represents 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] In 2020, The Cinema Guild released a remastered version of the film with a new cover design, a booklet of essays by Christopher Terhechte and Kevin Coorigan, and bonus features including a 10 Years Later Q&A with the cast and crew.[6]


  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.
  3. ^ "Beeswax (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 22, 2024.
  4. ^ "Beeswax". Metacritic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Beeswax". Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "BEESWAX: Remastered Edition [blu-ray] - Cinema Guild Home Video". Retrieved January 25, 2022.

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