Polanski is a Legend Part 2: Can Carnage Work?

Happy Sunday Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today’s Movie of the Week is none other than the first comedy from the legendary film director Roman Polanski: Carnage.

Carnage is Polanski's First Comedy

Carnage is Polanski's First Comedy

Plot

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 evening into chaos.

Any good?

Polanski is a legendary film director: his films have earned him numerous awards including a Palme D’Or  and a Best Director Oscar (both in 2002 for The Pianist), but his work has always been of a much darker tone. This time around, his dark side has turned to comedy. You’d think with an Oscar-winning director and three Oscar-winning actors you’d have the recipe for a perfect movie?

The problem is that the film was adapted from a play, and it feels exactly like that: brilliant performances with an excellent razor-sharp dialogue, but it comes off on screen just like a play. There is no cinematic feel to the film at all. How disappointing!

Carnage was Very Disappointing...as a film it just didn't work!

Carnage was Very Disappointing...as a film it just didn't work!

Worth Seeing?

As an avid cinema-goer I definitely recommend watching it in order to make your own judgement on the work. It’s so refreshing to see all those brilliant actors all together on screen, but don’t expect a brilliant cinematic piece. If you’re expecting to see a play that happens to be on the silver screen, then you’re in for a treat.

All Brilliant Performances from Superb Actors

All Brilliant Performances from Superb Actors

Hugs and Kisses

Derek x

derek@ineligibleforgreatness.com

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