The Beaver Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.60/10 from 51000 votes
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

El castor

Title in Italiano:

Mr. Beaver

Title in Português:

O Castor


Walter Black was once outwardly successful in every aspect of the word. He inherited the CEO position of his now deceased father's toy company, Jerry Co. But largely because of his inability to manage the company, it which is near bankruptcy, he is now clinically depressed, which is manifesting itself primarily in wanting to sleep all the time. He has tried every therapy known, to no avail. He has even tried unsuccessfully to commit suicide. His depression is negatively affecting his family.

His teen-aged son, Porter Black, is a bright boy who is able to parlay his ability to think like others into a successful money making venture of secretly writing school papers for his classmates. However, he is afraid that he will turn out like his father, his fear to the point of him trying consciously to wipe out any similarity he has with his father from his own being.

Walter's adolescent son, Henry Black, is a loner, who gets picked on by others. As she feels she can't help him in any way, his engineer wife, Meredith Black, finally kicks him out of the house, much to Porter's joy.

However, after finding it in a dumpster, Walter, ultimately with the support of his therapist, finds that he is able to express himself through the use of a beaver hand puppet, the beaver acting as a third person expression of himself. In doing so, he is able to function normally in all aspects, albeit with a beaver puppet on his hand talking for him at all times. In turn, most of the people in his life accept Walter's new beaver appendage, as it has in turn improved their lives with him.

But Meredith soon wonders if Walter is indeed getting better, especially if he will ever be able to live without the beaver, and return to being the man she married. Porter too is having a difficult time accepting Walter in his new state. Porter's feelings are affected by his encounters with his latest client, Norah, the academically bright and popular soon-to-be valedictorian, who wants Porter to write her speech for her and who is more complex than Porter had imagined in seeing who he thought was the stereotypical smart, pretty girl with everything.

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The Beaver
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Jim Helms: Composer
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Julius Fucík: Writer
Summer is the Champion
Laura Veirs: Writer
Laura Veirs: Performer
Swim Until You Can't See Land
Frightened Rabbit: Performer
Grant Hutchison: Writer
Cocktail Lullaby
Stephen Edwards: Writer
Stephen Edwards: Performer
Exit Music (for a Film)
Thom Yorke: Writer
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Grant Hutchison: Performer

User reviews

Jennifer Evans

The choice of somber string arrangements adds a layer of complexity to the soundtrack, mirroring the complexity of Walter's relationships with his family members and his own inner demons.

Timothy Walker

The soundtrack of The Beaver perfectly captures the emotional depth and complexity of the film's narrative. The haunting melodies and poignant compositions enhance the sense of despair and hope within the storyline, creating a truly immersive experience for the audience.

George Johnson

The soundtrack's use of minimalistic compositions allows for moments of introspection and contemplation, mirroring Walter's own journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

Anthony Perez

The choice of instrumentation and melodies in the soundtrack often feels mismatched with the tone of the scenes, resulting in a dissonance that detracts from the overall immersion in the narrative. The music feels disconnected from the characters' inner turmoil and fails to evoke the intended emotional responses.

Daniel Martin

Overall, the soundtrack of The Beaver serves as a powerful companion to the film, enhancing the storytelling and emotional impact of the narrative.

Amanda Jackson

The lack of variation in the musical themes throughout the film makes the soundtrack repetitive and dull. It doesn't help in building tension or creating a dynamic atmosphere that would elevate the viewing experience.

Dorothy Young

The incorporation of subtle electronic elements in the music reflects the modern setting of the film and enhances the overall atmosphere of unease and tension.

Steven Rodriguez

The soundtrack of The Beaver fails to capture the emotional depth and complexity of the characters' struggles. The music feels generic and uninspired, missing the opportunity to enhance the audience's connection to the story.

James Mitchell

The soundtrack of The Beaver is a haunting and emotional journey that perfectly captures the inner turmoil and struggles of the main character, Walter Black.

Sarah Scott

The use of melancholic piano melodies in the soundtrack effectively conveys the depth of Walter's depression and the weight of his emotional burden.

Andrew Perez

The use of thematic motifs and recurring melodies throughout the soundtrack adds a layer of cohesiveness to the film, tying together the different character arcs and emotional moments. The music serves as a powerful storytelling tool, enhancing the impact of key scenes and moments of character development.