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Eulogy (2004)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Lucy Boyle ...
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Kevin Ruf ...
Alex Moore ...


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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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



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Release Date:

26 September 2004 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

3 familier og 1 begravelse  »

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Box Office


$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,788, 17 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$70,527, 24 October 2004
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the only film written or directed by Michael Clancy. See more »


In the breakfast scene after Alice and Samantha's relationship has become known: As Judy asks Kate "Where is she?", Lucy puts the knife down from her right hand. Then in the next shot, she puts the knife down again. See more »


[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 »


References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »


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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What a treat.
2 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I work for a large video chain. I see so much product come on a weekly basis. And quite frankly, a lot of it is crap! I try to choose carefully. I look at the cover art, I read synopsis, I follow film production. I took this home and ended up watching it at 10:30 at night thinking I'll check it out a bit then go to bed. I ended up watching the whole thing. Now look, I'm not a film critic, a journalist, or pretentious film snob. I just know when I like something and if it works. I laughed my @*% off. That cast was a dream. Piper Laurie was wonderful as the matriarch of this goof ball family. I sat watching matching up personalities with my own family members. It's impossible not to. I won't go into story details. Just check it out. I think you will be glad you did.

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