Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Synopsis: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink's health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.
Director(s): Benh Zeitlin
Production: Fox Searchlight
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 92 wins & 123 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

All the time, everywhere...

...everything's hearts

are beating and squirting...

...and talking to each other

the ways I can't understand.

Most of the time,

they probably be saying:

"I'm hungry. I gotta poop."

But sometimes

they be talking in codes.

Get out the way.

Get your pants on, man.

Feed up time! Feed up!

Feed up time!

Share with the dog.

Ain't that ugly over there?

We got the prettiest place on earth.

Daddy says, up above the levee...

...on the dry side,

they're afraid of the water... a bunch of babies.

They built the wall that cuts us off.

They think we all gonna drown

down here.

But we ain't going nowhere.

The Bathtub has got more holidays

than the whole rest of the world.




Yeah! Yeah!

Daddy always saying...

...that up in the dry world,

they got none of what we got.

They only got holidays once a year.

All babies in the race,

come up to the starting line.

They got fish stuck in plastic wrappers.

They got their babies stuck in carriages.

And chicken on sticks

and all that kind of stuff.

One day, the storm is gonna blow...

...the ground is gonna sink

and the water is gonna rise up so high...

...there ain't gonna be no Bathtub.

Just a whole bunch of water.


But me and my daddy, we stay right here.

Web who the earth is for.

Meat. Meat, meat, meat.

Every animal is made out of meat.

I'm meat. Y'all asses meat.

Everything is part of the buffet

of the universe.

This here is an aurochs...

...a fierce, mean creature

that walked the face of the earth...

...back when we all lived in the caves.

And they would gobble them

cave-babies down...

...right in front of the cave-baby parents.

And the cavemans,

they couldn't even do nothing about it...

...because they was too poor

and too small.

Who up in here think

that the cavemans...

...was sitting around crying

like a bunch of pussies?

Y'all better think about that

because any day now...

...fabric of the universe

is coming unraveled.

Ice caps gonna melt,

water is gonna rise...

...and everything south of the levee

is going under.

Y'all better learn how to survive now.

Way back in the day...

...the aurochs was king of the world.

If it wasn't for giant snowballs

and the Iced Age...

...I wouldn't even be Hushpuppy.

I would just be breakfast.


Feed up time.

Feed up time.



Kids that got no mama,

no daddy and nobody...

...they gots to live in the woods...

...and eat grass and steal underpants.

If Daddy don't get back soon...'s gonna be time for me

to start eating my pets.



- That taste good?

- Yeah.

Hey, my baby, you need a ride?

No, my dad come and pick me up.

Well, what about some food

or something, darling?

You hungry?

All right, then. Well, suit yourself, okay?

Everything we still got from Mama,

I keep in my house.

Daddy says the first time

she looked at me... made her heart beat so big...

...that she thought it would blow up.

That's why she swam away.

Hi, my sweet baby.

Hi, Mama.

Hushpuppy, what you doing there?

You being good like I taught you?

Yes, Mama.

You're good

You make me happy

You're good

You make me happy

You're good

That's pretty, Ma.

You're pretty, Hushpuppy.

Get out of my way, you fat animal.


Daddy! Daddy!

I learned lots of things

while you were gone.

If I drink all this here,

I can burp like a man.

- Why are you wearing that dress?

- Leave me alone, man.

You wearing a bracelet too?

Go to your house.

You wouldn't understand.

- I want to come to your house.

- Get out of here!

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Lucy Alibar

Lucy Alibar (born Lucy Harrison in 1983) is an American screenwriter and playwright best known for co-writing the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild with Benh Zeitlin. more…

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