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Funny Games (2007)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 4 April 2008 (UK)
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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

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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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Whether by knife or by gun, losing your life can sometimes be fun. See more »


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

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,958, 16 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,294,640, 27 April 2008
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According to Naomi Watts, the only suggestion that Michael Haneke accepted from the actors was that Ann got undressed earlier than she did in the original movie. Haneke agreed with Watts that this would make Ann even more vulnerable. See more »

Goofs

When an is talking to her friend on the phone she mentions that the kitchen clock is broken and it needs fixed. The clock is clearly visible on the shelf to her right. When Peter/Tom comes back into the kitchen for eggs, the clock is missing. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Okay, we bet- what time is it?
Peter: 8:40.
Paul: That in, let's say, 12 hours all three of you are gonna be kaput. Okay?
Anna: What?
Paul: You bet that you'll be alive tomorrow at 9 o'clock and we bet that you'll be dead. Okay?
Peter: They don't want to bet.
Paul: Well it's not an option. There has to be a bet.
[turns toward camera, breaks fourth wall, addressing the audience]
Paul: I mean, what do you think? You think they stand a chance? Well, you're on their side, aren't you? Who are you betting on, hmm?
Peter: But, wait, what kind of bet is...
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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

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This Is About the Nature of Evil
24 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I had not read any reviews of this movie when I saw it last night. I came out of the theatre thinking I'd just watched an extremely well-acted, well thought-out movie about evil. This morning I read some of the reviews. I'm astonished at the degree of hostility FUNNY GAMES has generated. Professional critics have leveled a lot of charges against it. One of them said the American family in it was too European. Not only is that a strange reason to knock a movie, it's inaccurate. I've encountered a lot of people who look, talk and act like the family in this film. Some say the violence is gratuitous. If those who say this have watched IN COLD BLOOD, CAPOTE or any of the many movies about Leopold and Loeb, they'll remember that abominable acts take center stage. These are based on real life. If someone wants to call KING LEAR slasher-porn, they may. ("Out vile jelly," anyone?) If FUNNY GAMES, in itself, is a critique of the horror genre, it earns its right to be one, because, through it all, it shows how people menace one another.


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