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Death at a Funeral (2007)

Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen)
... Jane
... Howard
... Justin
... Martha
... Simon
... Sandra
... Troy
... Robert
... Uncle Alfie
Thomas Wheatley ... The Reverend
... Victor
... Peter
Brendan O'Hea ... Undertaker
... Mourner
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Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father's home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such circumstances will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA of his famous but selfish brother, his cousin's fiancé who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Last rites... and wrongs. See more »

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Comedy

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

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7 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muerte en un funeral  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€15,223 (Netherlands), 22 July 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,282,973, 19 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,579,684, 30 December 2007
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Trivia

Originally the character of Peter wasn't written to be a dwarf. This change was made after Peter Dinklage auditioned and the role was re-written for him. See more »

Goofs

When Simon gets out of the bathroom window he is completely naked, but moments later he appears in the same position leaning over to spit and you can see the edge of his underwear at the bottom right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel: [giving instructions to the pallbearers] Just, uh, straight through there and to the left, please.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits give the name of each performer with a blooper shot of them cracking up during filming. See more »

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References Cleopatra (1934) See more »

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Love Our Time Today
Performed by Yamit Mamo
Written by Murray Gold
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Highbrow meets lowbrow: results in laughter
6 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at a screening and I had a rousing good time. It starts with a chuckle in the opening credits and slowly builds to spotty laughter, belly laughs, and loud groaning silliness. This is British farce with an expert ensemble cast. Everyone hits their marks and a couple go completely overboard and over-broad (Mr. Vaughn, we're looking at you.) Tudyk and Dinklage have the showiest parts and they feast on them. The rest of the cast is inspired and spot on.

It's a delightful combination of highbrow meeting lowbrow and everything in between. A dash of wit and charm mixed in with a few genuine surprises. A few old tropes are trotted out but there is a bit of backspin on them. If you want a laugh, go!


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