When Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate Ethan Longstreet across the face with a stick it leads to him losing a tooth and a damaged second. It also leads to their parents to meet in the Cowan's Brooklyn apartment to talk through things after Ethan's parents convince him to tell them what happened. But an amicable discussion turns into caranage as different stances in parenting and their own marriages start to cause disarray..
Do you know what I like cabout "Carnage", it is the fact that you will have some calling in this a smart comedy where others will say how utterly stupid it is. In truth I can see both sides as on one hand we have this situation comedy between four people who are not shy in saying what they think and with them being diverse from down to earth to being career focused. And it is amusing when social pleasentries then shift to barbed repostes as they take polite swipes at each other.
But whilst there is this clever side, this almost therapy couch side to "Carnage" the whole premise of these parents meeting in such a way with one of them constantly on his phone rather than dealing with the situation is quite frankly stupid. Not only that the sort of stuff they talk about such as whether cobbler is a cake or pie or how the conversation goes off on a tagent to mention Ivanhoe.
What this all boils down to is that I can imagine that those who go to watch a movie and then sit down with their friends over coffee and dicuss the movie's virtues will find "Carnage" entertaining. But for me whilst I can see how that it could appeal it didn't appeal to me and found it all too ridiculous for a thinking situation comedy.