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Funny Games


I really don't know what to write. This movie is beyond strange. It is the darkest comedy I've ever seen. I seriously recommend watching Very Bad Things and American Psycho before viewing Funny Games. If you don't like those two movies, you probably will not enjoy this one, because the games? Not so funny.

This movie is flat out creepy. It's bizarre from beginning to end. Awkward. The creepiness is provided generously by Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet who's pure evil characters thoroughly enjoy the pain and torture that they so very politely inflict on their hostages. It gets even eerier when they begin including us in their sadistic games.

"Why don't you just kill us?"
"You shouldn't forget the importance of entertainment."

The suspense is palpable and you will laugh to break the tension... you will also laugh because it's funny... then you'll question your sanity. There are plenty of boring moments. I mean, at some points in the movie it's like watching a cell phone dry. During those boring moments, however, you are constantly looking over the victims' shoulders.

This is a sick, twisted, bloody, funny, uncomfortable, bizarre film... I think I loved it and I think I want to see it again. Now I'm gonna go get something to eat.

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