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Carnage

Roman Polanski directs this brisk but off-key adaptation of the smash hit stage play. Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly star as two pairs of bourgeois New York parents meeting to discuss a school-yard fight between their two preteen children. This civilized discussion soon degenerates into a screaming match filled with random racism, rude behavior and nervous puking. Winslet and Waltz come out ahead in the acting battle, if only because their characters are more believably written than the other two. Polanski has done great work with equally claustrophobic settings (The Tenant, Repulsion). But this just boils down to four unpleasant people screaming at each other. 80 minutes R.