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Eulogy (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  24 February 2005 (Australia)
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A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.

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Cast

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Daniel Collins
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Ryan Carmichael
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Samantha
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Charlotte Collins
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Edmund Collins
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Delilah the Neighbor
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Girl in Dorm Room
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Girl in Dorm Room
Kevin Ruf ...
Commercial Dad
Alex Moore ...
Young Daniel
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Storyline

When three generations of a dysfunctional family gather in Rhode Island to bury the family patriarch, members of the Collins clan are at each other's throats in no time. Son Daniel is a secret porn actor, and daughter Lucy is a lesbian. Lucy totes along her lover Judy to the outrage of Lucy's aggressively neurotic sister Alice, whose hysterical overreaction to the pair's marriage plans ought to tell everyone something. Rounding out the delightful crowd are dim brother Skip, whose unfailingly rude twin sons offer caustic commentary on their elders' infantile predilections; matriarchal widow Charlotte, who becomes so justifiably distraught at the insanity of her children she tries to commit suicide; and Kate, a confused but comely college freshman who juggles preparation of the eulogy with internal debate over what to do with her childhood friend-turned-suitor, Ryan. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

A comedy that puts the *fun* back in funeral. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

24 February 2005 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

3 familier og 1 begravelse  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,788 (USA) (15 October 2004)

Gross:

$70,527 (USA) (22 October 2004)
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Trivia

Dedicated to John L. Black. See more »

Goofs

The story is set in Rhode Island, yet the hospital is flying the Maryland flag and the license plates are from New York. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kate Collins: [practicing out loud] Hey, you don't know me... I don't know you...
Kate Collins: [narration] Twice in my life I've had to deliver bad news to someone I'd never met. The first time involved a cat that ran out in the middle of my driver's test. This time was a bit trickier.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see Lucy and Judy's wedding party. Alice makes a toast and then hands the microphone to Skip, who tries to tell a "lesbian joke" before being attacked by Lucy and Judy, who clobber him with the mike. See more »

Connections

References The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Crying Laughing Loving Lying
Written by Labi Siffre
Published by M.A.M. (Music Publishing) Corp. (ASCAP)
Performed by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License From Universal Music Enterprises
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You don't throw a lemon at me in front of a lesbian.
22 February 2005 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

For all the sour, lemon faced people out there who thought this movie was pointless, plot less and laugh-less, obviously you weren't watching the same movie as I was.

This movie is smart and funny, with an amazing cast. Anyone watching will feel connected on a personal level to at least one of the characters. Will it be the caring, normal granddaughter, the suicidal grandmother, the control freak sister, the black-sheep brother, the lesbian sister or her hilarious lesbian lover, or maybe it'll be the pot smoking ex-actor? Who knows, but trust me you will find solice in one of these people.

I highly recommend this movie for anyone looking for a laugh at something a bit morbid.


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