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
The film's closing credits declare: "Special Thanks to CINDY LEVINSON for letting the Director [Michael Clancy] lose her photographs". See more »
The story is set in Rhode Island, yet the hospital is flying the Maryland flag and the license plates are from New York. See more »
[practicing out loud]
Hey, you don't know me... I don't know you...
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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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 »
Crying Laughing Loving Lying
Written by Labi Siffre
Published by M.A.M. (Music Publishing) Corp. (ASCAP)
Performed by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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When the patriarch of a dysfunctional family dies, his sons and daughters travel with their families for the funeral. While they stay in the house of the matriarch waiting for the funeral and the testament, secrets are exposed and wounds are opened in the relationships of the members.
"Eulogy" is a boring and not funny dark comedy. The great cast is wasted in an unpleasant screenplay and the direction with heavy hand of Michael Clancy. The Brazilian title misleads the viewer. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil) : "Um Funeral Muito Louco" ("A Very Crazy Funeral")
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