Death at A Funeral

Death at A Funeral

DVD - 2007
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Mourners and guests at a British country manor stuggle valiantly to 'keep a stiff upper lip, ' as a dignified ceremony devolves into a hilarious, no-holds-barred debacle of misplaced cadavers and shocking family secrets.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2007
ISBN: 9786311758991
Branch Call Number: DEA
Characteristics: 1 dvd (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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dylankemp
May 18, 2017

Classic.

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cmarie20
Jan 19, 2017

Just NOT that funny - kept hoping it would get better - it didn't

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melek
Jan 10, 2016

Laughed so hard I cried. So silly-funny!

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ghyslaine
Dec 22, 2015

typical slap stick british comedy. but I did laugh at the absurdity of it all. worth a couple hours of relaxing with a laugh.

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Janice21383
Jul 07, 2015

Sophisticated it is not, but if you like broad farce or gross-out humour, you could do worse than Death At a Funeral. A second-rate script with first rate actors, which is just as well, since, from the director's commentary track, most of the funniest bits came from the performers' improvisations.

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Nursebob
Jan 22, 2015

A generic “Dysfunctional Family Reunion” movie that delivers more smiles than outright laughs. When the patriarch of an upper middle class family passes away his relatives gather at the estate for the funeral service. As is typical in this type of comedy things don’t go exactly as planned.....long-held resentments come to the surface, bodies get misplaced and skeletons fly out of closets.....but when a malicious dwarf and a few tabs of acid get thrown in the mix all hell breaks loose. The characters are pretty much two-dimensional cutouts and the humour lacks any real wit relying instead on funny faces and broad hysterics. Still, there is a certain good-natured charm to the proceedings, which made for an enjoyable popcorn night on the sofa.

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Libraryman1_0
Apr 25, 2014

Loved this one much more than the American remake. This type of written material seems to work better with a British cast. Hilarity ensues as a British family gather to say goodbye to their patriarch, and once you are at the home, every conceivable moment that can go wrong, does happen with laughable results. The cast had plenty to work with here, and the end result is an amazingly funny, comedic movie that is worth seeing again and again.

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zalito
Apr 16, 2014

I needed a big dose of laughter and it came just right!

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LibraryUser53
Feb 18, 2014

Not what you think. This movie is nothing short of hilarious. A riotous laugh-'til-your-stomach-hurts comedy. The father of a traditional British family passes away, bringing all the kids home for the funeral. Sibling rivalry and jealously reign supreme as the basis for the comedic parody that follows. It seems nobody likes each other in this family. As a calming aid for her fiancé in this stressful situation, the sister gives him a Valium pill she finds in a bottle labeled "Valium" on her brother's kitchen table. Her brother -- it turns out -- is a pharmacy student who is making a little extra income from some very specific organic chemistry knowledge he has learned -- somehow. The fiancé attends the funeral three sheets to the wind, and then some. And that is just the beginning. For a good laugh, very much recommended.

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0cho
Jan 13, 2014

An alright movie with some good humour at times.

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DanKirk
Aug 13, 2011

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Aug 01, 2010

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nadian Dec 05, 2008

Sexual Content: Language and implied sexuality.

nadian Dec 05, 2008

Coarse Language: Mature language throughout.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2015

Opening scene:
Brian: Would you like to see before, you know...Yeah.
Aaron: Brian? Who's this?
Brian: You know, I asked myself the same thing when my dad passed. I said, "Who is this man?"
Aaron: No, no, Brian. Who's this in the coffin? Because that's not my father.
Brian: Are you sure?
Aaron: Are you asking me if I'm sure? I know what my father looks like?
Brian: No, people make mistakes in a time of grief, Aaron.
Aaron: Look at the damn body, man.
Brian: Oh, shit. You got Jackie Chan in there!
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Uncle Russell: Hey, let me tell you something about women. Smarter than you think they are, but not nearly as smart as *they* think they are.
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Aaron: What's going on?
Elaine: She took my parking spot, Aaron.
Aaron: Parking spot? My father's dead. Act right.
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Uncle Russel: It's just that, I know that I've been touched in some religious fashion. I'm addicted to strip clubs. The smell, the pole, the stretch marks, the C-section scars.

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Monolith
Jul 14, 2012

Uncle Alfie (on the roof, naked and high): "Everything's so f*cking green!"

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