Satirizing the rich through art is hardly new, but in the past few years, the so-called genre has risen in interest and popularity, whether in the form of murder mystery à la Knives Out or dramedy like The White Lotus. Perhaps we’re drawn to them because of the schadenfreude (okay, Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya and Benoit Blanc’s accent are selling points too); even if we can’t hold the Elon Musks of the world accountable in real life, watching them get tortured on vacation or turn against each other for an inheritance can feel like the slightest taste of revenge. In these stories, those who’ve exploited other people or cut corners to achieve their wealth actually get what they deserve. In Triangle of Sadness, Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund takes that to an extreme degree.
The outrageous dramedy is up for multiple Oscars this year, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Östlund. However, breakout star Dolly De Leon was criminally snubbed for her supporting role. Once you get to the third act, you’ll see what the Academy is missing.
Triangle of Sadness isn’t streaming just yet, but it is available to rent and buy on platforms like Prime Video and Apple TV+. Check out the options below.