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5.0 out of 5 stars So typical of parents, January 15, 2012
This review is from: Carnage [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This was a great and fun/funny film. A drama where two kids parents meet at ones apartment to decide "how to handle" the situation where one of the boys hit another boy with a stick, knocking out teeth. Who's fault was it? Who should apologize to whom? Should the parents get involved? Should they also take responsibility for their kids aggression and the others timidness? We learn the issue of aggression and short comings might be more so with the parents, than with the kids. And that poor hamster? A film by Roman Polanski, more so a short dinner theater type play brought to film. The shortest film I've seen in a theater. 1 hr 15 min. But great stars, fun plot. Things go from simple casual attempt(s) between two sets of parents with coming to an agreement concerning responsibility for their kids actions, to the parents engaged in something close to total WWIII. With a little apple cobbler tossed in (and up) along with way, plus way too many social cocktails in the mix. And a busy cell phone adding to the never ending comedy-drama.
With stars this wonderful, this film is a must see hit. And again... that poor hamster.
There are great court room dramas that keep you engaged. This is not a court room drama, but equal to such as a social drama between agreeing/disagreeing, then agreeing then back to disagreeing sets of parents.
With everyone carrying, then unloading, a lot of psychological baggage.
And YOU are the fly on the wall.
Great! Very fun! Interesting! Too short. I wanted more, a lot more. But what Roman Polanski gives us is totally worth experiencing.
Great directing mixed with great actors/acting really does make the difference.
NOTE: And just who was that peeking out the next door apartment at all the ruckus going on in the hall way? Could it have been by chance a VERY FAMOUS DIRECTOR's face????
And no... it wasn't Alfred Hitchcock. lol

What a good film. What good acting. Great stars. Great director. Great directing. But I'd totally skip the cobbler...
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Initial post: Jul 22, 2012 7:19:44 AM PDT
Randy M--I just visited my profile list and had to view this movie again. From my commenting on mine, I was seeing if for some reason I had misrepresented anything in this great work. Directly after, I read your review and once again laughed out loud at your take on this-I found it excellent especially "that poor hamster". Very nice job on your review, I guess we surely see this movie alike. Great review here along with awesome detailing! Sheryl
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