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Death at a Funeral -- Death at a Funeral is a hilarious day in the life of an American family come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest. As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem.
Death at a Funeral -- A patriarch's funeral leads to a series of family arguments, revealing dark secrets and possibly murder.
Death at a Funeral -- A clip from Death at a Funeral, wherein a funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.
Death at a Funeral -- Featurette: Behind the scenes
Death at a Funeral -- Interview: Danny Glover "On reading the script for the first time"


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Writer (WGA):
Dean Craig (written by)
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16 April 2010 (USA) See more »
This is one sad family. See more »
A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Neil LaBute 
Writing credits
Dean Craig (written by)

Produced by
Dean Craig .... executive producer
Glenn S. Gainor .... executive producer
William Horberg .... producer
Trae Ireland .... associate producer
Josh Kesselman .... co-producer
Sidney Kimmel .... producer
Laurence Malkin .... producer
Chris Rock .... producer
Share Stallings .... producer
Nicolas Stern .... co-producer
Jim Tauber .... executive producer
Bruce Toll .... executive producer
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Cinematography by
Rogier Stoffers 
Film Editing by
Tracey Wadmore-Smith 
Casting by
Victoria Thomas 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
Set Decoration by
Dena Roth 
Costume Design by
Maya Lieberman 
Makeup Department
Nathalie Allen .... makeup artist
Pierce Austin .... hair department head
Brian Steven Banks .... hair stylist
Shutchai Tym Buacharern .... makeup artist
Debra Denson .... makeup artist
Lisa Deveaux .... makeup artist: Mr. Rock
Leonard Drake .... key hair stylist
Vera Steimberg Moder .... makeup department head (as Vera Steimberg)
Stacey Morris .... hair stylist
Judy Murdock .... makeup artist
Beverly Jo Pryor .... key makeup artist
Kamani Sawyer .... makeup artist: Mr. Lawrence
Linda Villalobos .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jennifer Blair .... production supervisor
Glenn S. Gainor .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Bilger .... second assistant director
Albert Cho .... first assistant director
Lynn Struiksma .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Chuck Askerneese .... assistant property master
Bart Barbuscia .... set dresser
Jonathan Bobbitt .... leadman
Max E. Brehme .... property master
Terry Corliss .... on-set greens foreperson
David Corral .... greensman
Warren Drummond .... storyboard artist
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Karen Higgins .... construction coordinator
Steven Kissick .... general foreman
Al Lewis .... assistant art director
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Candice Muriedas .... art department coordinator
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser
Paris P. Pickard .... art assistant
Christopher Schultz .... assistant property master
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer
Steve Sickle .... greens foreman
Brian Tipton .... shop foreman
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
Sound Department
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
David A. Cohen .... adr supervisor
Ronald Eng .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Dana LeBlanc Frankley .... first assistant sound editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Shawn Holden .... production sound mixer
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Ross Levy .... utility sound technician
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Alex Names .... additional sound utility
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Willard Overstreet .... supervising foley editor
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Steve Tushar .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Jonathan Gording .... contact lens consultant
Jeffrey A. Wischnack .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... digital compositor
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
Suzette Barnett .... digital compositor
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Ristra Fajarwaty .... digital compositor
Carolyn Martin .... visual effects coordinator
Grant Okita .... lead title designer
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Mike Rhone .... visual effects
Nik Slotiuk .... cg artist
Kevin Struckman .... cg artist
Conrade Gamble .... stunts (as Conrade Gamble II)
Lance Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Bethany Levy .... stunts
Dustin Meier .... stunts
Kevin Reid .... stunts
Jeffrey Sheller .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Glen Yrigoyen .... stunts
Conrade Gamble .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bethany Levy .... stunt double: Zoe Saldana (uncredited)
Kevin Reid .... stunt double: James Marsden (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Hospecio Balani .... rigging grip
Chris Bennett .... lighting programmer
Phil Bray .... still photographer
Robin Bursey .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kevin Celi .... digital imaging technician
Fred Cooper .... dolly grip
Edward J. Cox .... rigging best boy
Andrew Degnan .... second assistant camera
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera
Adam W. Erler .... grip
Mark Hadland .... assistant chief lighting technician
R. Dana Harlow .... grip
Michael Herron .... digital video assist operator
Douglas Kieffer .... lighting technician
Jason Newton .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Matt Perry .... grip
Christopher Prampin .... gaffer
Chris Rauch .... grip
Brian H. Reynolds .... key grip
Paul Sanchez .... camera operator
Robert Stillman .... grip
Tommy Tieche .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Diana Ulzheimer .... camera loader
Hootly Weedn .... set lighting technician
Chris Weigand .... lighting technician
Rick Page .... first assistant camera (re-shoots) (uncredited)
Casting Department
Annie Muñoz .... extras casting
Karen Wood .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Romy Devack .... costume assistant
Amy Fegely .... set costumer
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Courtney Hoffman .... additional costumer
Lindsey Kear .... wardrobe production assistant
Molly McConnaughy .... costume shopper
Kathleen Mussehl .... key costumer
Lisa D. Quercioli .... key costumer
Kia Tyrrell .... set costumer
Cesha Ventre .... set costumer
Mary Walbridge .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Pete Conlin .... post production
Greg Curry .... colorist: dailies
Jason Ellena .... apprentice editor
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Kristine McPherson .... additional editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Lorena Talpan .... post-production assistant
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Todd Bozung .... music editor
Tim Davies .... arranger
Jaclyn Newman Dorn .... assistant music editor (as Jaclyn Newman)
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Matthew Janszen .... score coordinator
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Kier Lehman .... music department
Vladimir Martinka .... music librarian
Jake Monaco .... composer: additional music
Jake Monaco .... score producer
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring engineer
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Dan Brizendine .... transportation coordinator
Neil Chisholm .... production van driver
Jayson Ehlers .... transportation co-captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Yvette Peterson .... driver
Irv Press .... generator operator/driver
John Siedenburg .... driver
Other crew
Alexis Alexander .... assistant: Ms. Saldana
James Bland .... production assistant
Nicholas Brown .... first assistant accountant
Sean Campe .... production assistant
Nathan Chitayat .... assistant: Mr. Horberg
Kaiser Clark .... driver
Jackie Cook .... production assistant
Matthew Cuny .... assistant: Mr. Stern
Adam Cuthbert .... additional production assistant
Michelle Danner .... acting coach
Annette Dash .... accounting clerk
Douglas Dresser .... supervising location manager: Screen Gems
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Brendan Finnigan .... second assistant accountant
Jillian Giacomini .... script supervisor
Jordan Gilbert .... production secretary
Jesse Grillo .... assistant: cast
Russell Heeks .... sync rushes
Mark Hochman .... HD video playback
Shadow Peter Kingsley .... production assistant
Ahmed Kirdar .... set production assistant
S. Dylan Kirkland .... key assistant location manager
Lauren Brooke Kurfirst .... assistant production coordinator
Melissa Voyagis Langham .... epk field producer (as Melissa Voyagis)
Scott Levine .... unit publicist
Jamie Lieberman .... assistant: Mr. Gainor
Christian Malouf .... payroll accountant
Sam May .... set production assistant
Lauren McClard .... assistant: Mr. Horberg
Rachel McIntyre .... production assistant
Doug Miller .... assistant: Mr. Rock (as Douglas Miller)
Eric Mills .... assistant location manager
Morgan Patterson .... key assistant location manager
Arian Simone Reed .... publicity consultant (as Arian Reed)
Chris Romberg .... production accountant
Sue Smith .... production coordinator
Lon Strickland .... production assistant
Chrisoula Vlassopoulos .... second assistant accountant
Ryan Whan .... first assistant accountant
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Melissa Voyagis Langham .... epk field producer (uncredited)
Frank Oz .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, drug content and some sexual humor
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-11/9 (original rating) | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45791)

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107 out of 148 people found the following review useful.
In a Word, Unnecessary, 27 April 2010
Author: Colin George from United States

'Unnecessary' is probably the best single word description of Neil LaBute's "Death at a Funeral." I mean, there's really no precedent for the release of a same-language remake a paltry two and a half years after its original, and yet the guest list arrives for this new "Funeral" with almost as fast a turnaround as a Hollywood sequel. Hell, Chris Nolan hibernated on his second "Batman" film longer.

Nevertheless, the reality is that the decidedly Afro-American-friendly version of the dysfunctional family comedy (notable only because it really is the later film's sole distinguishing feature), is now in theaters, leaving anyone who remembers the Frank Oz original to ponder why.

LaBute and star Chris Rock, who also served as a producer on the film, cheekily 'adapt' U.K. writer Dean Craig's screenplay by peppering it with hip-pop pop-culture nods to Usher and R. Kelly, and leaving the rest, in essence, unchanged. On one hand, I appreciate the sentiment in that it doesn't presume to outdo its progenitor, but that's its problem as a standalone piece: it's either identical or inferior in every conceivable way. As such, the majority of its first-time audience will probably appreciate the comedic build-up having not been spoiled on the gags, and that's fine for right now, but it poses a potential dilemma, say, ten years down the road.

When film buffs and historians look back on "Death at a Funeral" (which they honestly have little reason to), the choice between the two versions will be obvious. Plus, they'll have no idea who "Usher" is.

Likewise, even today I'd recommend a rental of the 2007 film over a ticket to its 2010 counterpart, because, well, the original is the original, and for all its faithfulness, the remake actually accentuates what's lost in translation. The pop-culture one-liners clash with the characters on the page, and leave them feeling half-formed and sloppy on the screen—Are we watching Chris Rock do what makes Chris Rock hilarious, or are we seeing him play a repressed, introverted protagonist? The answer, messily, is both.

On that level, there's a creative integrity to the original performances that is impossible in LaBute's version. Martin Lawrence, Danny Glover, Tracey Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Peter Dinklage, Luke Wilson, and others comprise an undeniably talented cast that does an admirable job performing characters that were written as upper-crust Englishmen, but watching Rock sulk his way through the film makes it abundantly clear that they're not being themselves.

There's also the not-so-insignificant matter of LaBute's bland artisanship. In the past, he's been responsible for equally lifeless big-screen adaptations of his own stage plays, and a spectacularly poorly-received remake of "The Wicker Man"—It begs the question, why was he asked and trusted to shepherd this project? There's no single performance in the film that feels particularly informed by his hand, and LaBute fails to bring a single funny idea to the table. In adhering so rigidly to "Funeral" prime, his remake is marked by an absence of directorial and comedic vision.

I have no qualms with anyone who enjoyed "Death at a Funeral" for the first time via the LaBute/Rock version. A lot of what made the British comedy memorable has survived, and even with a jaded precognition of the gags, I mined a couple laughs. However, the fatal flaw of the 2010 adaptation is that the 2007 version exists. It's not like it's antiquated or anything; it's three years old.

Anyone with an open mind can still appreciate the original "Death at a Funeral," and its immediate availability for less than the cost of a night at the movies makes the 2010 remake quintessentially one thing—Unnecessary.

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