Jodie Foster's Carnage psychology

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Two sets of parents sit down for a meeting after their sons are involved in a fight. As the night progresses,the boys' childish behavior throws the evening into chaos.
December 9th, 2011

Jodie Foster thinks 'Carnage' is about "real psychology".

The actress stars alongside Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz in the adaptation of the hit theatre show about a group of parents discussing a problem with each other's children, and she admits many people will be able to empathise with the situation.

She said: "Although 'Carnage' is satirical and outlandish in some respect, the relationship between the characters has a real grounding in real psychology.

"It's the tapestry of people's lives that I find most fascinating - how they interact with each other and how they drive each other crazy, how they stab each other over and over again. Really, we're all very primitive."

Despite that, John - who plays Jodie's partner in the film - thinks there are comedic elements.

He told Film3Sixty magazine: "It's a perfect set-up for comedy, because whenever you put people in a difficult situation and make them behave in a polite way, that's an age old recipe for comedy."