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Re: Carnage

#61 Post by stuartboy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:15 am

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Re: Carnage

#62 Post by mupton » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:19 pm

On Monday I went to see a free preview of "Carnage" a film adaptation of Yasmina Reza's black comedy play (which was called, “God of Carnage” on stage); directed by Roman Polanski. This is an absolute delight of sexual and relationship politics played out between two married couples meeting following a confrontation between their sons. With all the twists and turns the characters reveal their true selves and the power play between them with lots of laughs along the way. Basically it’s HILARIOUS! But don’t play the “which one are you?” game with your partner - too dangerous!

The ensemble of Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, and Kate Winslet & Christoph Waltz turn in crisp performances. Not sure I understand why Winslet and Foster are only getting the award nominations, though not at the Oscars, and not the male actors. Certainly Christoph Waltz deserves one or two. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was second choice for the role behind, Ralph Fiennes, who was in the West End theatre production. Though in this case second is best.

If it had not, as I understand it, been a virtually straight adaption of the stage play (which was the right choice by Polanski) and had been an original script I feel Yasmina Reza would not only have been nominated but would be picking up her first Oscar. It also reminds me that we just don’t see enough of Jodie Foster on the screen these days. Maybe we should have a petition on the No 10 website; I want it debated on the floor of the House of Commons that Foster is as good a Streep.

I have to say I missed the cameo by the infamous director himself; was he the neighbour who open and then quickly closed the door?

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Re: Carnage

#63 Post by kevinknapman » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:23 pm

An amusing piece of promotion for the film

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Re: Carnage

#64 Post by TheyCallMeMrGlass » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:59 pm

Just saw this today. I wont go in detail, everyone else said all there is to say but I am with the folks that loved it. It reminded me so much of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party, a brilliant classic 70s on screen play that similarly explored the social deficiencies of two couples. This was hilarious in parts including one of the funniest vomit scenes ever (Though Stand by Me still holds the top trophie but pushes Team America into 3rd place). Kate Winslett was for me the absolute stand out performer. Jodie was great too but as much as I love Jodie Foster in films, I thought she slightly overdone it with the breakdown here and seemed to want to deliberately out act Winslett. The 2 husbands were also great. It was all about dialogue in this film and it was totally engaging and very on edge with this potentially explosive gathering of different social backgrounds.

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Re: Carnage

#65 Post by Divv4k » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:04 am

I saw this weeks ago but I still find myself thinking about it regularly. That tells me more than anything that it must have done something right.

I'm really interested to see the stage version of it now!

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#66 Post by hopeprince » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:48 pm

Caught this today at Stratford Picturehouse. Haven't had such a great laugh for a long time. A fantastic cast with a brilliant script written. The first 30 mins were just so tense, the 'bomb' could explode at any moment. The end did leave me unsatisfied. 9/10
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