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I ended up watching this by accident and halfway through I realised how terrible it was and skipped ahead to the end.
Funny Games is an anti-movie. It's deliberately annoying instead of entertaining, disturbing instead of amusing, boring instead of interesting. Needless to say most movies aren't made like this and I initially found that attitude curious and intriguing. However at the end of the day you're still left with a boring film.
There are no likable characters and the tormented family, especially the Tim Roth character, are implausibly wimpy. It's not believable that they would act so passively but maybe it's not meant to be believable. Tim Roth and Naomi Watts look uncomfortable as if they regret acting in this degrading movie, and the director squanders the talents of the entire cast, presumably on purpose. The interesting shots are left out and interminable bland scenes take their place, ie when Roth is trying to get the phone to work.
Tedious. Would have made a tolerable short film, ie five or ten minutes. There's something literary about it too, maybe it would have made a good short story. I didn't know that it was a remake of another identical film of Haneke's but it seems incredible that high profile actors would want to be in this knowing exactly how they were going to be treated.
I really didn't like this film.
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