Director: Roman Polanski Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/20/2012
UPC: 0043396395886
Original Release: 2011
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 44,199

Special Features

Actors' notes; An evening with John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz; On the red carpet

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jodie Foster Penelope Longstreet
Kate Winslet Nancy Cowan
Christoph Waltz Alan Cowan
John C. Reilly Michael Longstreet
Elvis Polanski Zachary
Eliot Berger Ethan
Joseph Rezwin Walter
Nathan Rippy Dennis
Tanya Lopert Mother
Julie Adams Secretary

Technical Credits
Roman Polanski Director,Screenwriter
Oliver Berben Co-producer
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
Hervé de Luze Editor
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Pawel Edelman Cinematographer
Michael Katims Translator
Martin Moszkowicz Co-producer
Piotr Reisch Co-producer
Ralph Remstedt Asst. Director
Yasmina Reza Screenwriter
Jaume Roures Co-producer
Saïd Ben Saïd Producer
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
Fiona Weir Casting

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Carnage 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best movies I have ever yet to see due to it's strange plot line, simple yet interesting characters & the wonderful acting and directing. It may have a basic premise yet the story is made incredibly interesting and picks up  from there. Just hilarious, hilarious. I've watched it more than a dozen or so times and I still love it. 
KennyA More than 1 year ago
A kinder, gentler, funnier WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Kate Winslet and John C. Reilly shine while Waltz presents a new face and gets in his zingers. Foster is always good but may be guilty here of some slight over-acting as the PC Liberal-type who is really an emotional mess. This film caught me by complete surprise...I rented it on a whim and wound up watching it 3 times, laughing through much of it. Definitely deserved some award recognition!