While Roman Polanski’s Carnage received mixed-to-positive reviews after its premiere in Venice, it’s still a Polanski film that stars Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, and Kate Winslet, so we’re all going to see it, especially because it’s Polanski doing a comedy. The story revolves around two sets of parents who come together to discuss a schoolyard fight between their kids. The first clip from the film has landed online and I don’t see what’s so bad about the movie. In the scene, Reilly is tremendously proud that his kid is the leader of a gang and then he and Waltz bond over being gang-leaders back in their day while Foster seems bewildered and unimpressed with Reilly’s celebration of his schoolyard victories of yesteryear. Of course, this is one scene of many and I’m curious to find out how the whole film comes together
Hit the jump to check out the clip. Carnage will play at this year’s New York Film Festival and hit theaters on December 16th.
Clip via The New York Times.