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Carnage (2017)

Carnage: Swallowing the Past (original title)
It's 2067, the U.K. is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Writer and Director Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed.

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Simon Amstell

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Simon Amstell
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Credited cast:
Samantha Spiro ... Edith Paper / Amelie
James Smith ... Graham Watkins
James Bloor ... Vegan On Steet
Andy Rush Andy Rush ... Mike
Collette Cooper ... Georgina
Jumayn Hunter ... Robert
Dave Jordan Dave Jordan ... Paul Monkhouse
Simon Fisher-Becker ... Kevin
Martin Sims ... Prof. Charles Grandage
Simon Chandler ... Barnaby Jones
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shia Adjei Shia Adjei ... Mike's Meat House Child
Stephen Agnew ... Supermarket Shopper
Tina Amstell Tina Amstell ... Tina Amstell (voice)
Jordana Ashkenazi Jordana Ashkenazi ... Stylist
Eileen Atkins ... Dorothy
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It's 2067, the U.K. is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Writer and Director Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed.

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Swallowing the past

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Daisy Ridley once revealed that watching this movie horrified her so much that she commited to veganism afterwards. See more »

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Dorothy: [upon being served a plate of chicken] What's that? What did you do?
Jeff: Mum, please.
Dorothy: Where's the rest of her? Who did this?
Jeff: Nobody did anything.
Dorothy: Did you kill her?
Jeff: Mum, I didn't kill it.
Dorothy: It? She had a mother and a father, Jeff.
Jeff: It's free range.
Dorothy: What does that mean?
Jeff: It means it was free range. It was a happy chicken running around a massive field with other happy chickens. It had a good life.
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5/10 Wouldn't recommend
3 November 2019 | by vosnescisSee all my reviews

"Like a monk you'd like #x22; was rather uncharacteristic and vulgar. So was assuming everyone wants certain celebrities regardless of whether they are vegan.

A lot of the film was rather redundant, and also flamboyant, painting vegans a little crazy.

Didn't like the lack of responses to certain fallacies, or the scene where the old woman doesn't remember anything, and keeps getting upset over her food being called "It." I thought it would make a lot more sense for someone in her state to simply respond to the absurdity of the free-range argument rather than get stuck on semantics and disbelief that free-range exists. It's obvious that killing an animal is wrong regardless of whether the animal is free-range or not.

All in all I'd prefer to see a sober black comedy concerning veganism, not really this, but it was still quite amusing and had its moments.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon Amstell: Carnage See more »

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2.35 : 1
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