You can finally watch one of 2022's very best movies at home
The movie was up for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.
When it was finally released in cinemas in Ireland and the UK in late October last year, Triangle Of Sadness was already coming in hot off the back of many, MANY big awards wins. Having premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier in 2022, it was greeted to an eight-minute standing ovation and took home the festival's biggest prize, the Palme d'Or.
By the time the Oscars came around, it was nominated for three biggies: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, and while it was neither a flop nor a hit at the global box office - $25.1 million from a $15.6 million budget - it is probably fair to assume that most people haven't seen it.
Coming from writer/director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure, The Square), Triangle Of Sadness tells the story of a celebrity couple Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yara (Charlbi Dean, who sadly and suddenly passed away in 2022 at the age of 32) on a luxury cruise filled with very wealthy guests.
With a very drunk captain (Woody Harrelson) at the helm, the yacht soon heads into the path of a huge storm, and the true nature of the rich and famous on board all begin to show their true colours in the face of potential death.
Taking aim at the worst members of the 1%, fans of The White Lotus and Succession will find a lot to enjoy in this incredible dark comedy, as did many of the critics when Triangle Of Sadness first debuted in cinemas:
The Wall Street Journal - "The movie is as loaded with fun as it is with social implications. Its broad comedy about the modelling world plays like a deadpan version of Zoolander, and its third act has more primal drama than a season’s worth of Survivor."
A.V. Club - "It’s a stellar film that hits a rare sweet spot as both mainstream, accessible entertainment, and also an undeniably incisive piece of cultural commentary. And best of all, it will keep you on your toes until the sensational final moment of its breezy drift."
Cinevue - "Östlund has created a full-throated, roaring comedy of hate against the upper-classes. It is cynical, nihilistic and has no issue about punching down."
Film Threat - "Characters are keenly observed and come front and centre over the plot. Anything can happen. Absurdity reigns supreme. Yet, at the end of the day, we know a little more about the human condition after seeing it bursting at the seams."
Triangle Of Sadness is available to watch at home right now on Amazon Prime Video.
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