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Director [[Performer~P106743~Roman Polanski~romanpolanski]] teams with playwright [[Performer~P296990~Yasmina Reza~yasminareza]] to adapt [[Performer~P296990~Reza~yasminareza]]'s Tony Award-winning play about four New York parents who gather for a civilized discussion that becomes anything but after their children get into a scuffle at a local park. Alan ([[Performer~P221135~Christoph Waltz~christophwaltz]]) and Nancy ([[Performer~P198332~Kate Winslet~katewinslet]]) are the parents of Zachary, a young schoolboy whose recent fight with classmate Ethan resulted in two of Ethan's teeth being broken. Convinced that they can find an amiable solution to the problem rather than dragging lawyers into the picture, Ethan's parents Penelope ([[Performer~P90220~Jodie Foster~jodiefoster]]) and Michael ([[Performer~P59476~John C. Reilly~johncreilly]]) invite Alan and Nancy to their home to discuss the matter in a comfortable setting. At first the conversation is cordial, with both sets of parents stating their own perspectives over coffee and dessert. But once the booze starts to flow and the guards come down, things begin to turn combative. As the evening wears on, both sets of parents are slinging venomous insults and engaging in underhanded behavior that makes their kids' tooth-chipping tussle look like child's play. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 16, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jodie Foster Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2011 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kate Winslet Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2011 Nominee

Cast

Jodie Foster
as Penelope Longstreet
Kate Winslet
as Nancy Cowan
Christoph Waltz
as Alan Cowan
John C. Reilly
as Michael Longstreet
Elvis Polanski
as Zachary
Joseph Rezwin
as Walter
Nathan Rippy
as Dennis
Tanya Lopert
as Mother
Julie Adams
as Secretary

Crew

Roman Polanski
Director
Saïd Ben Saïd
Producer
Yasmina Reza
Play Author
Yasmina Reza
Screenwriter
Roman Polanski
Screenwriter
Pawel Edelman
Cinematographer
Alexandre Desplat
Composer (Music Score)
Hervé de Luze
Editor
Dean Tavoularis
Production Designer
Piotr Reisch
Co-producer
Jaume Roures
Co-producer
Oliver Berben
Co-producer
Milena Canonero
Costume Designer
Ralph Remstedt
First Assistant Director
Fiona Weir
Casting
Didier Lavergne
Makeup Designer
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