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A Texas Funeral (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  5 May 2000 (Italy)
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In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Quinton Jones ...
Little Sparta
Mary Joan
Grandpa Sparta
Nurse (as Mona Lee)
Harold Suggs ...
Michael Crabtree ...
Steve Shearer ...
Mark Walters ...
Young Lucas
Skinny Private


In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on the corpse and sees his grandmother involved in macabre and sinister rituals. His parents go and collect Aunt Miranda from the rest home where she has been locked away because of her part in a family scandal, while the tension between father and uncle over money matters is sky-high. In the stables, the camel belonging to the deceased has an attack of nerves, and after he's been calmed down, the child meets the grandfather's ghost who recounts all the family tales. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »




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Zach Whit: A man spends the first half of his life trying to figure women out, and the second half trying to forget what he's learned.
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This is a really fine film that I am glad that I surfed upon.
7 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The performances are excellent. I did not even recognize Olivia D'Abo.

It would be impossible to explain the plot of this film, and that is one of the reasons why I like it so much.

The film touches on the importance of family ties, without being sappy. It touches on the the importance of forgiveness, without being preachy.

It has plenty of "quirky" characters and situations, but not so much as to make them ridiculous. That is not to say that they are not absurd, and that is a good thing.

It is not a ghost story as some synopses might cause one to believe. (Albeit, I might not have watched it if it were not for my being given that idea from a Comcast blurb.)

I recommend A Texas Funeral to anybody who likes films that have plots that are difficult to detect in which direction they are going to go, but are a joy to follow.

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