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Artist: Foster, Jodie
UPC: 00043396395916
Studio: Sony Pictures
Genre: Comedy
Screen: Wide screen
    OUR PRICE: $15.51  
Product Type: DVD
Released: May 2013
* Not available - Not in print at this time *Annotation: "CARNAGE is a razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences. After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the “victim” invite the parents of the “bully” over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage."
Additional Information
Rating: R
Runtime: 79 mins
Weight: 0.15 lbs
Info: Color, Closed Captioned, Widescreen, Soundtrack English, Soundtrack French, English Subtitles, French subtitles
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2012-03-20
Run Time : 4800
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : Color
In Print Date : 2012-03-20
Rating : R (MPAA)
Category : Comedies, Parenthood, Parents
Original Release Year : 2011
Released By : Sony Pictures Home
Area : France
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Director:Roman Polanski Director/Screenwriter/Actor
Screenwriter:Roman Polanski Director/Screenwriter/Actor
Composer:Alexandre Desplat Composer
Director of Photography:Pawel Edelman Director of Photography, THE PIANIST (2002)
Screenwriter:Yasmina Reza Actor, LOIN (2001)
Source Writer:Yasmina Reza Actor, LOIN (2001)
Assistant Director:Ralph Remstedt
Voice:Julie Adams American Actress
Voice:Tanya Lopert Actress
Star:John C. Reilly American Supporting Actor
Star:Jodie Foster American Actress/Director, NELL (1994)
Star:Kate Winslet Osca-winning British actress, THE READER, TITANIC (1997), ET
Star:Christoph Waltz Actor, PACT WITH THE DEVIL (2001)
Voice:Joseph Rezwin
Voice:Nathan Rippy Actor
Star:Elvis Polanski
Co-Star:Eliot Berger
Synopsis: Director Roman Polanski teams with playwright Yasmina Reza to adapt Reza's Tony Award-winning play about four New York parents who gather for a civilized discussion that becomes anything but after their children get into a scuffle at a local park. Alan (Christoph Waltz) and Nancy (Kate Winslet) are the parents of Zachary, a young schoolboy whose recent fight with classmate Ethan resulted in two of Ethan's teeth being broken. Convinced that they can find an amiable solution to the problem rather than dragging lawyers into the picture, Ethan's parents Penelope (Jodie Foster) and Michael (John C. Reilly) invite Alan and Nancy to their home to discuss the matter in a comfortable setting. At first the conversation is cordial, with both sets of parents stating their own perspectives over coffee and dessert. But once the booze starts to flow and the guards come down, things begin to turn combative. As the evening wears on, both sets of parents are slinging venomous insults and engaging in underhanded behavior that makes their kids' tooth-chipping tussle look like child's play.
Release Note: DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Actors' notes An evening with John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz On the red carpet Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.0 - English, French Subtitles - English, French
Review: -09/01/2011
"Snappy, nasty, deftly acted....[CARNAGE] fully delivers the laughs and savagery of the stage piece..."
Review: -10/04/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "CARNAGE has many familiar Polanski elements running through it, exhibited with a career's worth of pared-down precision."
Review: -11/01/2011
"It's an entertaining, cathartic fantasy of bad manners....A grimacing Foster goes for it, and Reilly's easygoing routine holds the attention..."
Review: -12/16/2011
"Not only is Polanski very much in his comfort zone with this material, he also has cast it impressively..."
Review: -12/15/2011
"[A] swift and spry adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s play....Ms. Foster is frighteningly intense..."
Review: -12/15/2011
"[T]he picture is a brisk, disciplined exercise: For the most part the performances are precise and cutting, and the writing has a sharpness that we don’t often see in contemporary movies..."
Review: -12/15/2011
"CARNAGE bristles with tension in its superior first two acts, as conversation about the children’s misbehavior morphs unmistakably into a fevered debate about seemingly everything else."
Review: -01/01/2012
3 stars out of 4 -- "Polanski brings a great deal of skill to its staging, and it looks as if the actors enjoy themselves."
Review: -02/01/2012
"Here the power and the glee are in the uniformly excellent playing. Jodie Foster's Penelope is a revelation....John C. Reilly adds a note of misanthropic menace..."
Review: -04/01/2012
3 stars out of 5 -- "The cast are excellent...and the film whizzes past in peaks of exasperated laughter....CARNAGE is an acting masterclass from four of the best in the business..."
Review: -03/01/2012
4 stars out of 5 -- "It is well performed by the leads....[CARNAGE] has a barbed and vicious undertow."