Beeswax (film)

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Beeswax
Beeswax poster.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed byAndrew Bujalski
Produced byDia Sokol
Ethan Vogt
Written byAndrew Bujalski
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
LanguageEnglish
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]

Cast[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  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?". Salon.com. Retrieved July 5, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Metacritic". Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Beeswax". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 5, 2011.

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