Triangle Of Sadness, which was released in India on March 3, is an absurdist comedy that tackles several themes and societal issues while narrating a story of a group of people on a luxury cruise. The intro chapter is very hatke for the lack of a better word and it takes time to settle in the maddening world of writer-director Ruben Östlund. Also, the length is an issue (147 minutes) and the second half is a bit dragging. But on the positive side, the film is replete with some hilarious and amusingly dramatic sequences and dialogues. The film has rightly earned the Best Original Screenplay nomination at the Oscars. Speaking of performances, Harris Dickinson is very good in what could be termed as the leading male role. Charlbi Dean looks stunning and performs ably. It’s shocking to know that she passed away at such a young age. Dolly de Leon (Abigail) dominates some of the crucial scenes in the second half. Woody Harrelson (The Captain) leaves a mark in a small role. Zlatko Burić (Dimitry), Vicki Berlin (Paula) and others do well. All in all, Triangle Of Sadness promises a mad ride and is surely worth a watch.
My rating – *** ½ out of 5!