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Carnage (2011)

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Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Yasmina Reza (based on the play 'Le Dieu du Carnage' by), Michael Katims (translated by) | 2 more credits »
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4,272 ( 320)
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jodie Foster ... Penelope Longstreet
Kate Winslet ... Nancy Cowan
Christoph Waltz ... Alan Cowan
John C. Reilly ... Michael Longstreet
Elvis Polanski Elvis Polanski ... Zachary
Eliot Berger Eliot Berger ... Ethan
Joseph Rezwin Joseph Rezwin ... Walter (voice) (as Joe Rezwin)
Nathan Rippy ... Dennis (voice)
Tanya Lopert ... Mother (voice)
Julie Adams ... Secretary (voice)
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Storyline

In New York's Brooklyn Bridge park, eleven year old Zachary strikes his eleven year old classmate Ethan. The boy's parents learn of the fight and meet to deal with the incident. Although the meeting starts civilized, it quickly degenerates after an unfortunate incident, and soon, their meeting is not only about their boys' fight, but also the couple's fitness as parents, Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A new comedy of no manners.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is an elaborate version of the Brady Bunch episode A Fistful of Reasons. It's basically the same plot, a fight erupts between two kids in the neighborhood; and then when the Brady's try to reason with the parents of the bully, the Hintons, more fighting breaks out between the parents. It's a mixture of that Brady Bunch episode and Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolf. See more »

Goofs

Christoph Waltz refers to the train as the "El" which is for the elevated trains in Chicago even though the movie is set in NYC (New Yorkers refer to it as the "train" or "subway") See more »

Quotes

Penelope Longstreet: I guess Zachary hasn't acquired any accountability skills...
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Miracle Whip on 34th Street (2011) See more »

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A Bushel and a Peck
Written by Frank Loesser
(p) 2011 SBS Productions
Used by permission of Frank Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Wonderful little drama/comedy
28 March 2012 | by tecnogamingSee all my reviews

Despite it's name, which should imply a very violent movie, this one is a wonderful little movie about social structures and the way its built within us to the point of forcing us to behave in certain ways.

The concept for this movie is simplistic to the maximum level. Just 2 couples discussing terms for their kid's fight. What seems to be a nice meeting to solve the problem soon became a carnage fight (of words only, gladly).

The movie allow us to explore the aspects of each of the 4 personalities, that's it, that's the movie, and it's great, superb, no music, no special effects, no induced drama, no additional details to color the movie. Simple, powerful, nicely done.

From all the movies coming from Hollywood these days, this one is a nice gift, top notch actors, great comedy, nicely put together, what more could you ask.

So, go on, see the movie, what are you waiting for!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

God of Carnage See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,795, 18 December 2011

Gross USA:

$2,547,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,722,632
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SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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