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At Least Jodie Foster’s Movie Calls Mel Gibson a ‘Loser’

Here’s why Jodie Foster has been trying so hard to make America fall in love with — or at least hate less — Mel Gibson: Because The Beaver, where Foster co-stars with “the most loved man in the film business” and directs him — opens this spring. If you’ll forget that this is actually a story of redemption, then you’ll appreciate the first half of the film, where Gibson is told by his kid that his brain is “broken,” and that he’s “lost all hope” and that he’s a “dead end.” Then Jodie’s character tells him she “will fight for you” because “I love you,” and you realize this just way too meta.