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Death at a Funeral (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  16 April 2010 (USA)
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A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

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Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body; a cousin gives her fiancé a Valium from her brother's apartment, not knowing her brother is dealing drugs - it's LSD and the fiancé arrives at the funeral wildly stoned; Aaron's younger brother, Ryan, a successful writer, flies in from New York broke but arrogant; one uncle is angry over his daughter's choice of boyfriends, and the other is cranky and coarse. Add an ovulating wife, a jealous ex-boyfriend, and a short stranger who wants a word with Aaron - what could he want? Would another death solve Aaron's problems? And what about the eulogy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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On April 16th, no one will rest in peace. See more »

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

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Also Known As:

Festa col morto  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,217,540 (USA) (16 April 2010)

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$42,739,347 (USA) (2 July 2010)
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24 April 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The original British version is much better. It had more subtle humor and was all the more better for it. This follows typical American humor, and decides if your not slapped in the face with it, it can't possibly be funny. While I find Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence funny sometimes, they are much better when they aren't shouting at the top of their voice. Just not a huge fan of the loud African-American talk (yelling mostly). It just gets on the nerves and doesn't quite pull off being funny.

If the loud slapstick humor is your thing, then this version is for you. But if you prefer a bit more intelligent humor, go see the original version.


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