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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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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
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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:

Last rites. Last words. Last laughs. 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

Rip Torn's chest rises and falls as he lays dead in the casket during the funeral. 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 Swept Away (2002) 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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off beat, very, very funny and oddly affecting
17 October 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I went into this film with high expectations considering the amazing cast and wasn't disappointed. It was consistently entertaining -- and often explosively funny.

Sometimes it felt like a throwback screwball comedy other times the comedy was more subtle and nuanced but it was always fun. Looked like it was gonna get a touch overly sentimental at the end but managed to bleach the saccharin out of the most "emotional" moments. A welcomed little performance piece film full of nice little moments.


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