New To Blu: Carnage

Polanski's latest effort, Carnage, is a sharp dialogue driven character study that will test your patience, will slightly annoy you, but still finds a way to make you laugh. Parents will truly find this piece enjoyable as it's something we've all experienced at one time or another: the questioning of one's parenting skills and the judgment we face in the eyes of other parents.

The film stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and John C. Reilly in one of his best roles to date. They're all great in this movie although Winslet and Foster overact at times. The true standout is John C. Reilly. His portrayal of the slightly off kilter husband is pitch perfect and the one I related to most.

Carnage is definitely something I would suggest as one of 2011's best character pieces and features some excellent dialogue between parents on both sides of the fence.