Friday, January 20, 2012

Carnage Review - 2 Stars

Two married couples meet to discuss a fight between their sons.  The meeting starts on a few politically correct notes and spirals downward.  Cast includes Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet.  Roman Polanski directs this film of a play.  In spite of the great cast and director, “Carnage” looks like a play, and drags on like a play.  A couple of outrageous moments of surprise keep  this from out and out failure.  Does it deliver what it promises? Yuppie parents at odds.  Is it entertaining?  Slow and  talky with a couple of good jolts.  Is it worth the price of admission?  I’d wait for cable to snatch this up.