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.

Director:

Michael Clancy

Writer:

Michael Clancy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zooey Deschanel ... Kate Collins
Micole Mercurio ... Delilah, Barbara Collins' Neighbor
Lucy Boyle Lucy Boyle ... Girl in Dorm Room
Tania Gunadi ... Girl in Dorm Room
Kevin Ruf ... Commercial Dad
Alex Moore Alex Moore ... Young Daniel
Hank Azaria ... Daniel Collins
Michael Panes ... Adult Film Director
Michael Chapman ... Adult Film Cameraman
Vincent Castellanos ... Adult Film Actor
Lisa Maris ... Adult Film Actress
Ray Romano ... Skip Collins
Rocco Sisto ... District Attorney
Lana Antonova ... Lace (as Lana Novac)
Denise Dowse ... Judge Welsh
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The name that the young brothers had for lesbianism was "Vagina Town". See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when Kate gets in the car with Ryan at the wheel: Ryan's right hand goes from being on Kate's shoulder to her head, and then back to her shoulder. 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 Swept Away (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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
Under License From Universal Music Enterprises
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Great Film
4 May 2005 | by HomerplaysdabassSee all my reviews

Very well made...this is the only movie that i like that was about a girl who has a very messed up family and falls in love after her graps kicks the bucket...the best part of this film is the BIG twist in the end so go watch it to find out...and now because of the guide lines i have to right more...um...Hank Azaria is not the main character... Ray Ramano is really funny in this...and Rip Torn is only in like two sense but hes good in both...actually to correct myself there are a lot of twists in this movie...about 3... try to figure them out before they show them...Freken A i still don't have enough um well a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z... OK there are lesbians and porno and drugs...thats why its R... um there are only a few bad words its not that bad...and i hope you enjoy it


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Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2004 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Eulogy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,788, 17 October 2004

Gross USA:

$75,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,781
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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