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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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The rules are simple. Pick a family and make them play 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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According to Naomi Watts, the only suggestion that Michael Haneke accepted from the actors was that Ann got undressed earlier that she did in the original movie. Haneke agreed with Watts that this would make Ann even more vulnerable. 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: Hey, Beavis.
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As torturous for the audience as it is for the main characters
14 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This an oppressively dark twist on the home invasion genre which is as cruel to the audience as it is to the main characters. In it, two seemingly nice young men insinuate themselves into a family's house and then proceed to mercilessly torture them psychologically and physically, all with a rather smug arrogance which was very off-putting. The whole situation is very self-aware, as Paul (one of the youths) breaks the fourth wall several times. Still, this movie is a chore to watch, with many scenes of unbearable tension. This is a positive, but it wears down on the viewer, and when help never comes you wonder why you sat through this pretentious mess in the first place. Maybe it's supposed to be some commentary on violence, but to me it was empty and soulless.


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