Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s about that time we review the movie by director Ruben Östlund, which took the filming industry by storm late last year, by the name of – Triangle of Sadness.

Released on the 7th of October 2022 by distributors AB Svensk Filmindustri and Neon amongst many others.

The movie features Charlbi Dean Kriek, Harris Dickinson, and Woody Harrelson, who by now if you’re not aware, now you know, that if Woody is in the film, it’s a definite, MUST WATCH!!!

Carl played by Harris Dickinson and Yaya by Charlbi Dean Kriek, are a couple of influencers, who are invited to a luxury cruise ship alongside a group of out-of-touch wealthy people. The situation takes an unexpected turn when a brutal storm hits the ship.

The key word here is ‘Brutal’ because unlike any other movie that was released in 2022, Triangle of Sadness takes the cake for being the most absurd, ludicrous satire of capitalism I’ve ever seen.

Is it worth watching? Yes, yes, yes, and another yes just in case you did not receive the first three yeses and I’m about to explain why.

Keep in mind, I will try my darn hardest to keep the spoilers at a minimum because I want you to go out there and watch it for yourself, you’ll thank me later.

This movie is very bizarre, it’s strange, it’s eccentric and unusual but even with all those factors in one movie, it somehow works controversially.


You’ll never forget a scene in this movie, that’s how polished and clean every detail is within this movie.

Triangle of Sadness is split into three acts, which I will not name because it’ll give away far too much about the plot of the movie, however, it’s during part 2 that I dare say will leave you tearing up and laughing uncontrollably at the chain of events that befall this yacht.

I cannot think of the right word to describe the amount of chaos that erupts during the second act of this movie which had me thinking, this is probably the most messed up situation I’ve ever seen on screen.

There is a specific scene during the Titanic film, where everyone begins going crazy, thinking only about themselves throwing others overboard to make way, or people walking over others as if their stepping stones but none of those moments can compare to the amount of disarray and bedlam that took over this ship, I wasn’t prepared, not one bit.

Right off the bat, Triangle of Sadness tells you exactly what this movie is about. It doesn’t hold back, it’s not one of those movies that hold your hand, guiding you through the safest path of every scene, no, this movie is brutally honest.

Furthermore, it takes all these prominent characters who are said to be rich beyond our imaginations and puts them into the most peculiar, embarrassing situation any human could ever face.

Even I wouldn’t want this for my enemies and yet that’s precisely what you get, all in service of the message that is the social satire, the difference between the rich and the poor, the working class against the elites at the very top and so much more.

My only negative stance regarding the movie would be in the pacing for the first and final acts, the first felt like it had already relayed its message marvelously to the audience pretty much at the beginning of the film, and the final act just felt like it didn’t belong there.

Especially after the chaos that happens in the second act, all my energy and attention span was used up laughing up and holding my breath at the awful events that occurred one after another, I honestly thought the movie was ending but then came the third act, which is longer than it had to be.

However, to get a full understanding of how everything comes together when money is no longer a priority, you must go back to the words of Yaya during the first act to the conversation between Carl and herself in the hotel room, to understand the elusive ending that we as the audience are left to decide for ourselves.

For this, I give Triangle of Sadness a 4 out of 5 ratings.

Let me know in the comments section below whether you agree or disagree with my review, as this is only my opinion and I’d love to hear yours.

Thank you for reading another from, LSR.


Until next time, stay blessed.Triangle of Sadness
Star Ratings

Ruben Östlund

“When I’m writing a script, I talk endlessly about the film to everybody I meet,” he said. “And I love to observe how people react when I’m pitching the film, so you could say I’m using a lot of other people’s brains to write. The actual writing process is perhaps a little bit shorter because I’ve been speaking about it so much and to so many people and I have a better feeling for what fits.”

Carl and Yaya, a couple of influencers, are invited to a luxury cruise ship alongside a group of out of touch wealthy people. The situation takes an unexpected turn when a brutal storm hits the ship.
  • Charlbi Dean Kriek
  • Harris Dickinson
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Dolly De Leon
  • Vicki Berlin
  • Carolina Gynning
  • Hanna Oldenburg
  • Zlatko Buric
  • Sunnyi Melles
  • Iris Berben
  • Arvin Kananian
  • Jean-Christophe Folly
  • Linda Anborg
  • Amanda Walker
  • Alicia Eriksson
  • Oliver Ford Davies
  • Shaniaz Hama Ali
  • AB Svensk Filmindustri
  • Neon
  • Curzon Artificial Eye
  • Bac Films
  • Teodora Film
  • SF Studios
  • Imperative Entertainment
  • Film i Väst
  • BBC Films
  • 30WEST
  • Plattform Produktion
  • Essential Filmproduktion GmbH
  • Coproduction Office
  • Sveriges Television (SVT)
  • ZDF/Arte
  • Arte France Cinéma
  • TRT
  • Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI)
  • Eurimages
  • Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Det Danske Filminstitut
  • MOIN – Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
  • British Film Institute (BFI)
  • Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond
  • Danmarks Radio (DR)
  • ARTE
  • Canal+
  • Ciné+
  • Heretic
  • Bord Cadre Films
  • Sovereign Films (II)
  • Piano
  • Creative Europe MEDIA
  • 2h 20mins

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