Walter Black (Mel Gibson) is a husband, father and successful business man however he has been depressed for a long time. When he decides to end his life he finds a puppet doll- the beaver. The beaver saves his life and returns to family and business. In time the beaver from a problem solver becomes a problem.
Depression affects everyone around the depressed person. Walter's son Porter(excellently played by Anton Yelchin) hates himself and his father. His youngest son Henry has become a loner. His wife Meredith (Jodie Foster, also a director of the film) escapes into work. Mental illness is not something that can be cured only by medicine. There is need for healing of affected relationships as well in order to restore a wholesome life.
Rating 8 of 10.