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Death at a Funeral (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  19 July 2007 (Germany)
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Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

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Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father's home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such circumstances will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA of his famous but selfish brother, his cousin's fiancé who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know... Written by Guy Bellinger

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uncle | funeral | secret | kiss | ex boyfriend | See more »

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Last rites... and wrongs. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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19 July 2007 (Germany)  »

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Death at a Funeral  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£357,212 (UK) (2 November 2007)

Gross:

£2,754,050 (UK) (9 July 2010)
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Trivia

Frank Oz once said that it was impossible to make Peter Vaughan laugh on the set because he was so deeply into the crotchety character of Uncle Alfie. This is why there was no footage of Peter cracking up to use for the closing credit montage. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel is giving his final speech about his father at the funeral service, at one point, Jane is seen in close-up, looking at him, however, in the very next shot, she is looking down at a photograph in her hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel: [giving instructions to the pallbearers] Just, uh, straight through there and to the left, please.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits give the name of each performer with a blooper shot of them cracking up during filming. See more »

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Referenced in Richard Roeper & the Movies: Death at a Funeral (2010) See more »

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Love Our Time Today
Performed by Yamit Mamo
Written by Murray Gold
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Fantastic!
12 July 2007 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I found this to be the funniest movie that I've seen in ages. We saw it today (July 12th) in Herzliya, Israel at the local movie theater at the mall.

There were only 8 people in the whole audience, and my husband and I filled the room with howls of laughter.

The actors are fabulous, especially Alan Tudyk, Khris Marshall, Andy Nyman, Peter Dinklage, and Daisy Donovan. Actually, the whole ensemble was great.

Especially Alan Tudyk keeps his frenetic performance absolutely hysterically funny, throughout most of the film!

Free of Hollywood hype, this film was a pleasure.

The wackiest Funeral you'll ever witness.


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