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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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Comedy

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

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Festa col morto  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,217,540 (USA) (18 April 2010)

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$42,739,347 (USA) (4 July 2010)
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During a chaotic scene, Uncle Russell (Danny Glover) states: "I'm too old for this shit!", his favorite quote in role of Roger Murtaugh from the Lethal Weapon film franchise. See more »

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The Chrysler 300 that Norman and Derek are riding in is constantly changing headrests/seats between Cadillac and Chrysler, back and forth. See more »

Quotes

Norman: You still smokin' that stuff?
Derek: No no no, I'm gonna stop, all right? *You* used to smoke, we used to smoke *together*.
Norman: I used to piss my pants and then I stopped!
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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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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