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Death at a Funeral

2007 British comedy directed by Frank Oz.

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Excellent comedy of errors

  • Mar 5, 2010
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A man with a large family has just died, and the whole brood gathers at his home for the funeral. Among them: A son who feels inferior to his talented brother, a niece whose boyfriend was accidentally given a hallucinogenic drug, a lovelorn suitor, a hypochondriac, and a dwarf who has some very special photos of the deceased.

This hysterical Britcom is everything you could hope for - a superbly witty script, naturally funny actors who play deadpan with ease, and a director who knows how to do funny. The large ensemble cast features Matthew Macfadyen and Kris Marshall and everyone is outstanding.

This look at craziness behind a funeral's proper façade kept me giggling from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Excellent comedy of errors

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January 17, 2011
This was a great film, love your title
January 19, 2011
yeah, nicely said.
 
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review by . January 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****     I'm not one for lists. Rounding up films and placing them on a "Top Ten" or "Top 5" list is just too much for me. I decidedly don't make lists often, and prefer to merely assign films to my "Favorites" or "Genre Favorites". While watching "Death at a Funeral", the hilarious Frank Oz-directed British funeral satire, I sort of did this. I plan to regard Oz's film as one of the best comedies of the 2000's. It's smart, hilarious, ironic, and also quite honest. …
review by . October 10, 2010
The movie begins with a cartoonish, black and white representation of a casket endlessly traveling along a map of streets, missing turns and eventually pulling into a driveway and parking near a building at which point the cartoon becomes the film with a hearse arriving at a well to do ivy covered British mansion. The viewer prepares for the funeral and all appears to be stately and solemn; all abruptly upended by the first of many seemingly unlikely events and the farce has begun. The viewers' …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Expect the unexpected when you see this movie. The DVD has hilarious outtakes.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
HILARIOUS!!
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
This was be far THE funniest movie in years - laugh out loud funny! I loved it. Intelligent and witty.
Quick Tip by . February 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Absolutely hilarious! Easily the best British comedy in over a decade. I literally couldn't stop laughing at this dark, witty & zany farce!
review by . November 08, 2008
Pros: Still making me giggle from time to time     Cons: Two distinct "Eeeeewwww" moments, but that's it     The Bottom Line: Better than what I've seen lately and a whole lot funnier.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Trailers are the only form of advertising that works on me.  I can see a commercial for soap and never think about it again in my entire life, but if I see a movie trailer …
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Director: Frank Oz
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 30min
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) , Samuel Goldwyn Pictures, 20th Century Fox
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