‘Wild Tales’ explores sweet and sour revenge (Our grade: B+)

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Érica Rivas stars as the bride Romina and Diego Gentile plays the new husband Ariel in “Wild Tales.”
Érica Rivas stars as the bride Romina and Diego Gentile plays the new husband Ariel in “Wild Tales.”

Érica Rivas stars as the bride Romina and Diego Gentile plays the new husband Ariel in “Wild Tales.”

Do you ever wonder what would happen if you just let go? If you sought vengeance for the everyday slights and humiliations? If you finally went ballistic over injustice and crossed the line from civilization to barbarism? We see some examples of these kinds of reactions in what we call terrorism, usually involving religious and political fervor. But let’s focus on the everyday world instead — irritating drivers, unfaithful spouses, predatory car-towing companies.

“Wild Tales,” the Oscar-nominated movie from Argentine director Damián Szifron, plays like a series of short stories as it delves into characters who finally give in to their rage. As you might expect, it doesn’t always end well.

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