Carnage sounds like the title of a bad action movie where an aging Jean Claude Van Damme has to avenge his dead twin brother. There would be explosions in it, maybe attractive blonde with daddy issues. Buts its not, and there’s not and there’s not. Carnage actually stars Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet as parents trying to leave a room. John C Reilly and Jodie Foster are also in the room. They don’t want to leave the room though. It’s their room. They live there. They don’t only live in that one room, they have other rooms. Everyone just seems stuck in this one room.
There is no story. Nothing happens. They don’t even manage to leave the room. They just argue about semantics and other superficial elements of their existence. Its important to point out that they’re not physically trapped in this room, that would provide an obstacle to be overcome and maybe even create some kind of plot. No, they all just stay in this room, bound there by social constructs that none of them seem to care about or even understand.