When it's over, the characters never leave the room. Set in a New York apartment building, two pairs of parents (Jodie Foster & John C. Reilly and Kate Winslet & Christoph Waltz) are meeting to discuss the fight between their sons. What starts out as a civilized meeting turns into a nasty battle of childish proportions. Based on the play, God of Carnage, Roman Polanski's film version delivered great performances from its cast. I would never have envisioned these actors playing these roles, but after watching them, I can't imagine another quartet of actors portraying the adults. The dialogue was sharp and poignant, delivering every snicker, resentment, sarcasm, and insult with such clarity, I forgot I was watching actors, and admittedly, I saw a bit of myself in the characters. After all, adults sometimes act like children, especially when we feel under attack.
My rating: 4 out of 5
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