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Watch: John C. Reilly Is Thrilled To Find Out His Kid Is In A Gang In Amusing Clip From 'Carnage'

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 30, 2011 12:59 PM
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Oscar contender or merely an amusing trifle? The jury is still out on Roman Polanski's "Carnage" which premiered in August in Venice to mostly good reviews (our own man in Italy said he felt it was more of the latter in his review). The film is making its first North American appearance this weekend at the New York Film Festival where its award season narrative could change if it comes out of screenings with more positive notices.

It seems the determining factor will be the one of the pace, and The New York Times have unveiled the first clip from "Carnage," displaying a sharp, witty tone that is undeniably entertaining. Starring Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz, and based on the play by Yasmina Reza, the New York-set story follows two sets of middle-class parents who meet after their children get into a fight at school and try to figure out what happened. In this scene early on in the story, Reilly is hilariously proud to find out his kid has his own gang, while his wife, played by Foster, is somewhat more mortified.

"Carnage" will hit theaters on December 16th, so get an early look by taking a peek at the clip below.

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3 Comments

  • Mark | September 30, 2011 6:16 AMReply

    Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz look excellent in this. The other two seem more forced.

  • Tim Euler | September 30, 2011 3:55 AMReply

    Good scene, can't wait to see the film. I enjoy Roman's composition, he never cuts off the heads of actors like so many new film directors. It can really become annoying.

  • Nik Grape | September 30, 2011 3:11 AMReply

    Some of that dialogue didn't really feel natural but Waltz is going to be amazing in this, you can see that already. I hope he gets another nom out of it.

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