Funny Games (US)
Anna and George are enjoying a vacation with their son when two sadistic men break into their cabin and hold the family hostage. The psychotic duo plays twisted games with their prisoners, forcing them to comply to stay alive.
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- Michael Haneke
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1, Widescreen 1.78:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this dark horror/thriller isn't for kids. The plot focuses on a home invasion, and while most of the actual violence occurs off-screen, the results are very visible (bloody wounds; tearful, frightened faces; dead bodies; blood splattered on walls and furniture). Tense scenes include threats of violence, pursuit of a victim through dark hallways, and sexual taunting (which culminates in a woman being forced to strip, though no nudity is shown). A scene in which a woman appears in her bra and panties is decidedly un-erotic. Some language, including several uses of "f--k."
- Sexual Content
- In an excruciating scene during the home invasion, a woman is forced to strip: though the camera shows no explicit nudity, her face shows her humiliation and trauma. A woman in bra and panties is forced to hop (legs and arms taped) across the room in a long, difficult take. Repeated threats of sexual violence and discussion of sex by villains, as well as salacious reference to "titties" and to a young man having sex with his mother.
- Gruesome effects of violence visible throughout, though most acts take place off-screen. An attack with a golf club leaves a leg bloody; slaps, beatings, kicks, and stabbings leave bruises and bloody wounds. Villains torment hostages by kicking and pushing on a broken leg and other wounds. A child is slapped, pushed, and menaced; a child is also shot with a rifle off-screen (blood shown on wall and TV screen) -- his parents react in racking sobs. Dog's death suggested by off-screen yelp; its body is then shown.
- Occasional but pointed language includes "f--k," "s--t" (sometimes with "bull-"), "hell," "a--hole," and "p---y."
- Social Behavior
- Villains are cruel, soulless, and brutal; victims are whimpering, clever but ineffectual.
- Not applicable.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Conversations about drug addiction and an alcoholic father.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it