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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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Festa col morto  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$42,739,347 (USA) (2 July 2010)

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Ryan: Look at Martina, man the girl's all grown up.
Aaron: You mean little Martina? She's like in the 12th grade.
Ryan: Well she may be in 12th grade, but that ass is in grad school.
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Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone (as Sly & The Family Stone)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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A pointless remake of an excellent British film.
25 May 2010 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

Despite having double the budget and some pretty big Hollywood stars the 2010 release adds nothing whatsoever, and in fact is in many ways inferior.

Not only are there some very lacklustre performances in particular from Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence as the two sons of the deceased, but the camera work in some sections is truly awful with the decision to use "handheld" or steadicam photography resulting in the picture shaking so badly in some sections that it is almost hard to watch.

Despite all this many of the best moments of the original are copied perfectly and work just as well as they did the first time around meaning that there are several good laughs to be had, but when you've got the choice of watching this or the original there's really no contest.

Distinctly average.

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