Repeat after me: “Money! Money! MONEY!” Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness stars Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean as Carl and Yaya, a hot model couple who just can’t stop arguing about who should pay the dinner bill, get sent on a cruise full of billionaires for free–courtesy of Yaya’s Instagram influencer status. After the yacht sinks, the two find themselves stranded on a desert island with fellow cruise members who are all unable to even start a fire. 

The comedy in this film is both smart and ludicrous, and like all great comedies, Östlund meticulously sets up certain details from the very start that may seem inconsequential at the time, but come into play again when the dam fails and the flood of mayhem breaks through, giving us one of the most satisfying payoffs ever witnessed on screen. 

Even though the comedic bits go on for quite some time, the hilarity only continues to build rather than ever going stale, due not only to Östlund’s great direction, writing, and editing which was done with Mikel Cee Karlsson, but also to the skills of the entire cast. Dickinson and Dean may be the stars, where the focus remains on them during the entire first half, but when other characters are slowly introduced, we really see the talent of each actor, who all bring something different to the table to make their characters come to life in each scene, and this adds many interesting dynamics to the group, thus leading to tons of different amusing scenarios.

The satirical, shit-covered Triangle of Sadness shamelessly pushes every boundary, refusing to ever shy away from the statement it’s making about society. Utterly unhinged in the best way possible, guaranteed to elicit enough laughter to make your stomach ache, while also leaving you with plenty to think about afterwards.



CAST: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson, Dolly De Leon

DIRECTOR: Ruben Östlund

WRITER: Ruben Östlund

SYNOPSIS: Two models become stranded on a desert island with a group of billionaires.