Jodie Foster’s The Beaver had its moments, but the overall premise just didn’t fly. It premiered at Austin’s SXSW film fest last night, and will be out in theatres this May. Mel Gibson stars as a mentally ill family man who uses a beaver hand puppet to deal with his issues. Though this emotional drama had tender moments, the story just wasn’t strong enough to make it a great film. Instead it came across as somewhat contrived and just plain mediocre.