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12

Carnage

Based on an award-winning play by Yasmina Reza, Carnage feels like a play from start to finish, but that didn’t bother me. I loved the dialog and characters and the conflict that brings them together held my attention.

Starring Jodi Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslett and  Christoph Waltz, Carnage is an intelligent, often witty, slice of life drama about a power couple whose son hits the son of a more liberal, Bobo (ala Bobos in Paradise) couple. They meet to resolve the issue and while dealing with the children’s conflict, flaws in their own marriages, gender differences, pretenses and hypocrisy are exposed.

The ending disappointed me as it sort of peters out leaving a lot unsaid, which considering how given to talk all the characters were, didn’t seem fitting. Still I’m glad I spent time with these characters in a film that offered a fresh look at how we live and think.

If you like theater, you’ll probably enjoy Carnage.


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