The Beaver

Ambitious, and deeply odd, character study of a clinically depressed man (Mel Gibson) who reconnects with family and business by communicating through a hand puppet. Directed by and costarring Jodie Foster.

PG-13

Bridesmaids Kristen Wiig cowrote and stars in this knockabout and unapologetically vulgar comedy about a Milwaukee singleton whose best friend (Maya Rudolph) is getting married, pitting said singleton against the bride's new pal (Rose Byrne) for maid of honor. R

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Time and tide wait for no man except for Jack Sparrow in the fourth installment of this diverting swishbuckler directed by Rob Marshall and costarring Penelope Cruz as Blackbeard's daughter. PG-13