“A fashion model celebrity couple join an eventful cruise for the super-rich.” – IMDB
DAMN. This film is one helluva wild ride and my best advice is to go in expecting the unexpected.
A three-act satire of class and social hierarchies, Triangle of Sadness follows celebrity supermodel couple, Carl and Yaya, as the two embark on a yacht trip for the super rich. Needless to say, things go awry and the film quickly moves into a Below Deck meets Lord of the Flies situation.
As with any of the best satires, the movie’s absolute absurdity is what helps highlight the real-world issues it is concerned with. Triangle of Sadness should immediately be added to any “eat the rich” movie roster (along with The Menu, a must-watch) as it highlights the hypocrisy and heinous disregard for others that thrives within elitism, while making you double over with laughter throughout. The film is at its best in the first two acts which are absolutely outrageous and original. The third act, although a bit long, helps bring home the messages touched upon in the first two.
Subtlety is not what this film is going for, instead it smashes you in the face with its social commentary while also leaving your face tear-stained from laughing. So let go and enjoy the ride!
Rating: 8 out 10 Claire Bears
If you like this movie, you should also watch: Force Majeure, The Lost Daughter
Streaming: Available to rent or purchase on Amazon
With: Thobias Thorwid, Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean
Directed By: Ruben Ostlund