March 14, 2008 (Limited)
Rated R for terror, violence and some language
In this provocative and brutal thriller from director Michael Haneke, a vacationing family gets an unexpected visit from two deeply disturbed young men. Their idyllic holiday turns nightmarish as they are subjected to unimaginable terrors and struggle to stay alive.
Remade from his own acclaimed 1997 film, "Funny Games" is written and directed by Michael Haneke ("Caché"), and stars Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet and Devon Gearhart....
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I'd like to say that Funny Games
is a film about children and their youth, the fun they have during a summer between school years. It could have been cheerful, an uplifting film with a PG rating. But alas, Funny Games
is nothing like that. It is depraved, disturbing and fucked up. It defies the rules of cinema except, of course, it's a remake.
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