When to watch: Now!
The 2023 Oscar nominations are here, and while Everything Everywhere All At Once garnered 11 nominations, there are other standouts in the mix–including Triangle of Sadness. The satirical eat-the-rich comedy won rave reviews and received an eight-minute standing ovation(Opens in a new window) at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival (where it also bagged the place of Palme d’Or winner). Now, the offering by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund is a contender for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
Which means, if you haven’t watched it already, this is a great time to.
Where can I watch Triangle of Sadness?
The film is available on various platforms, such as Apple TV+(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab), Google Play(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab), YouTube(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab), Prime Video(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab), where it can either be purchased or rented. It isn’t streaming anywhere yet.
What is Triangle of Sadness about?
Triangle of Sadness follows a trend of dark comedies unpacking privilege and the lives of the absurdly rich. Like White Lotus and Knives Out, the film explores the pinnacle of human flaws — greed, envy, selfishness — through instances of uncomfortable humor and uneasy interactions.
The focus is placed on Yaya (the late Charlbi Dean Kriek(Opens in a new window)) and Carl (Harris Dickinson), a couple who happen to be in the spotlight, one as a model and the other as an influencer. They are given a free trip on a luxury yacht, where they encounter other socialites and high-society figures, alongside a crew waiting to look after them. The yacht also results in a whole lot of projectile vomiting, in a shocking scene that truly captured audiences(Opens in a new window).
What are people saying about the film?
Triangle of Sadness was one of 2022’s most talked about films, finding a comfortable spot on multiple “Best Films of the Year” lists including Mashable’s. Now, with three Oscar nominations including Best Picture, it’s continuing to find high praise.
Mashable Film Editor Kristy Puchko called the film “outrageous, ruthless, and hilarious” in her review, praising the ensemble, one that the audience will not tire of watching no matter what insufferable the characters may be.
“Dark humor abounds amid a frightful fish-out-of-water scenario, which strides assuredly and unnervingly toward a climax that is perfectly fitting in that it too won’t let you off the hook,” Puchko writes.
“Packed with performances that’ll make you shudder, gross-out gags that spark guffaws, and an unflinchingly embrace of social awkwardness that’ll have you cringing so much you might cramp, Triangle of Sadness is not just a viewing experience but a physical one.”
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