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Eulogy (2004)

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A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daniel Collins
... Ryan Carmichael
... Kate Collins
... Samantha
... Judy Arnolds
... Charlotte Collins
... Lucy Collins
... Skip Collins
... Edmund Collins
... Alice Collins
... Delilah the Neighbor
Lucy Boyle ... Girl in Dorm Room
... Girl in Dorm Room
Kevin Ruf ... Commercial Dad
Alex Moore ... Young Daniel
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Storyline

When three generations of a dysfunctional family gather in Rhode Island to bury the family patriarch, members of the Collins clan are at each other's throats in no time. Son Daniel is a secret porn actor, and daughter Lucy is a lesbian. Lucy totes along her lover Judy to the outrage of Lucy's aggressively neurotic sister Alice, whose hysterical overreaction to the pair's marriage plans ought to tell everyone something. Rounding out the delightful crowd are dim brother Skip, whose unfailingly rude twin sons offer caustic commentary on their elders' infantile predilections; matriarchal widow Charlotte, who becomes so justifiably distraught at the insanity of her children she tries to commit suicide; and Kate, a confused but comely college freshman who juggles preparation of the eulogy with internal debate over what to do with her childhood friend-turned-suitor, Ryan. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A comedy that puts the *fun* back in funeral. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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26 September 2004 (Greece)  »

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3 familier og 1 begravelse  »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,788, 17 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$70,527, 24 October 2004
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1.85 : 1
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The film is dedicated to John L. Black. The movie's closing credits dedication declares that this picture is "In Memory of John L. Black". See more »

Goofs

In the scene on the couch where Judy offers the twins to rub her feet: One of the twins has both of his hands on the couch. Then, after Judy offers her right foot to rub, the same twin has stepped back and has his hands in his pockets. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kate Collins: [practicing out loud] Hey, you don't know me... I don't know you...
Kate Collins: [narration] Twice in my life I've had to deliver bad news to someone I'd never met. The first time involved a cat that ran out in the middle of my driver's test. This time was a bit trickier.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see Lucy and Judy's wedding party. Alice makes a toast and then hands the microphone to Skip, who tries to tell a "lesbian joke" before being attacked by Lucy and Judy, who clobber him with the mike. See more »

Connections

References The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000) See more »

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Written by Adrianne, Anne Preven, and Scott Cutler
Performed by Adrianne
Used by Permission of Mosaic Music Publishing LLC
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THIS IS FABULOUS
24 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film started off our 2004 Film Festival. And you thought YOUR family was dysfunctional? It's hard to laugh about death but the performances here were literally first rate. A MUST SEE!!! Piper Laurie's performance alone is worth the price of admission, and D. Winger is in a whole new kind of role, as is Ray Romano. The twins who play Romano's sons would almost have stolen the picture if the other performances hadn't been so strong. It's a perfect picture of how "old stuff" comes back to haunt you in families and how in some ways we never grow up, we just grow older. This has just the right combination of serious stuff to think about and laugh out loud amazing humor to make a great entertainment experience.


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