Monday, March 19, 2012

Funny Games

I'm a big fan of Naomi Watts and she has that power to draw me to her movies. I first saw her in Mulholland Drive, although I had no clue she was in it until years later.

All of this brings me to one of her best performances ever: as Ann Farber in the US remake of Funny Games. Rarely do A-List stars still make me believe they are who they say they are in movies. I can't watch a Tom Hanks film or a Julia Roberts flick and not think:

"Hey that's Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks."

Naomi Watts rocks. And here's a little review of her 2008 film, Funny Games.

Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet
What's it about: A family goes out to their vacation home in Long Island to spend some much needed quality time togheter. But when Ann Farber is interupted in the kitchen by two boys asking for eggs, the Farber family vacation suddenly spins out of control, leaving behind a trail of tears and blood.
Review: It's really hard to watch this movie without cringing or screaming at the screen. The tormenting is going on as much inside the viewer as it is happening to the family. Funny Games doesn't carry any other point then validating that we live in a very fucked up world.
Rating: 7/10

Let the games begin.

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