Funny Games

"Let the games begin..."

Funny Games is a dramatic crime thriller that was released in 2007. It was written and directed by Michael Haneke. The film stars Naomi Watts and Tim Roth as Ann and George Farber. The supporting cast consists of Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, and Devon Gearhart. The film has a running time of 111 minutes, and it was produced by Celluloid Dreams. The film received an R rating for its violence, and its language.

The movie begins by showing Ann and George Farber, their son, and their dog. They are a normal family and they are just getting to their vacation lake house. When they arrive, they notice their neighbor with two young men. Ann and George don't know the two young men, but they realize they're probably just their neighbors friends or family.

In the next few scenes, the family is doing their normal routine. Ann is cleaning around the house, and George is taking care of their boat. The two young men keep coming over to borrow eggs, and they keep coming back after they break. The tension builds as Ann and George feel like they are being messed with and ask them to leave. One of the young men uses George's golf club to hit him in the leg.

The two men have decided to take the whole family hostage. The rest of the movie is about the family acquiescing to their captors demands. Their neighbors come over to hang out, but they just act like the two young men are their friends too. Additionally, the family is messed with by being forced to find their dead dog. The family struggles in their attempt to survive. As the night progresses viewers find out about the real motive for the mysterious young men.

| 2007 | 1 hr 52 min | 6.5/10
Michael Haneke
Funny Games

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