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Funny Games (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  4 April 2008 (UK)
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In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood. Written by MuzikJunky

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I bet they'll be dead by morning. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for terror, violence and some language | See all certifications »

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4 April 2008 (UK)  »

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Funny Games  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$510,958 (USA) (14 March 2008)

Gross:

$1,294,640 (USA) (25 April 2008)
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The film is a shot-by-shot remake of the original. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 45 mins) There is a rear shot of Paul standing outside Betsy's cottage door, arms folded behind him. As Paul calls out to Betsy, he unclasps his hands and brings them forward. Then from the frontal view of Paul through Betsy's screen door, his arms are folded behind him, his hands out of sight. See more »

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Paul: You have to admit, Ann... I'm being very generous here. You can prove to your pussy husband how much you love him.
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References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

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CARE SELVE, OMBRE BEATE
from "Atalanta"
Written by George Frideric Handel (as G. F. Händel)
Performed by Beniamino Gigli
(P: 1950 EMI Records Ltd
digital remastering (P: 1999 EMI Records
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Pointless remake of a pointless film
1 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Haneke directs this shot for shot remake of his 1997 film and the most the film can muster is a giant shrug of the shoulders and perhaps the word 'why?' This cynical middle finger to audiences is too derivative and obvious to have any substantial social commentary and too smug and annoying to work as exploitative trash. It's the kind of film that just plays for itself, content with how clever it's trying to be and Funny Games and Haneke both come across condescending and all the worse for it. It doesn't hold a mirror up to society, it's just a failed exercise from a director who should have known better - twice. The small cast does a very good job with this material and while they are all committed to this junk, it is wasted on a film unworthy of their efforts. Don't waste your time, Funny Games is just a lot of hot air.

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