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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6 Feet Under i Texas  »

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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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Not like it was advertised- even better!
1 June 2001 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

The ads suggest that this movie is a drama, or even a thriller- serious in tone, about serious stuff. I rented it because I liked the cast and was very pleasantly surprised to find that it was in fact a very funny and touching comedy-drama, about a bizarre but very likable family, that gathers in Texas to mourn the passing of its patriarch (Martin Sheen). The characters could have been made into caricatures to be laughed at, but instead are drawn with a gentle, touching hand that makes them feel like real people, likable in their own way. Give this one a look. It's extremely watchable and very funny, and filled with warm, wonderful performances.

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