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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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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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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 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

When the man in the office is about to show the father's last will and testament video, instead of turning on the TV, he actually turns it off. The camera then cuts to the father's video, but the TV is on. 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

Diamonds and Rust
Words and Music by Joan Baez
Copyright © Chandos Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Joan Baez
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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an automatic favorite
6 April 2005 | by pony_boy_rogerSee all my reviews

Lately I have not seen many films at all that I really like or can honestly recommend. Then, as if from nowhere, my friend saw Eulogy on the stand at a movie rental place and said it sounded good. As soon as the rented DVD was in my DVD player and on the main menu it was hilarious! It's not usual that I have such an optimistic approach to movies before I even see them, so I knew I was in for something good. During the movie there were several parts where we laughed so hard that we continuously had to rewind and catch up on parts that we laughed through. It's cynical, tongue-in-cheek, and good-natured. It has the sense of humor and attitude that real people have, and that's what's great about it. One thing that's rare in movies is something real. When you watch the movie you get the feel that you're dealing with real people, which is why this film is so easy to enjoy. It's like watching real people in hilarious situations. I've now recommended this film to dozens of people. Yes, Eulogy is an automatic favorite.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2004 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

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| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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