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Death at a Funeral (2010)

R | | Comedy | 16 April 2010 (USA)
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A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

Director:

Neil LaBute

Writer:

Dean Craig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith David ... Reverend Davis
Loretta Devine ... Cynthia
Peter Dinklage ... Frank
Ron Glass ... Duncan
Danny Glover ... Uncle Russell
Regina Hall ... Michelle
Kevin Hart ... Brian
Martin Lawrence ... Ryan
James Marsden ... Oscar
Tracy Morgan ... Norman
Chris Rock ... Aaron
Zoe Saldana ... Elaine (as Zoë Saldaña)
Columbus Short ... Jeff
Luke Wilson ... Derek
Regine Nehy ... Martina
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Storyline

Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body; a cousin gives her fiancé a Valium from her brother's apartment, not knowing her brother is dealing drugs - it's LSD and the fiancé arrives at the funeral wildly stoned; Aaron's younger brother, Ryan, a successful writer, flies in from New York broke but arrogant; one uncle is angry over his daughter's choice of boyfriends, and the other is cranky and coarse. Add an ovulating wife, a jealous ex-boyfriend, and a short stranger who wants a word with Aaron - what could he want? Would another death solve Aaron's problems? And what about the eulogy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Die laughing on April 16 See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Sony [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Festa col morto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,217,540, 18 April 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,739,347, 4 July 2010
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the oft-mentioned photographs involving Edward (Bob Minor) and Frank (Peter Dinklage), features them dressed as Deena and Effie attending the premiere for Dreamgirls (2006). Loretta Devine, who portrays Edward's widow Cynthia in this film, originated the role of Lorrell in the original 1981 Broadway production of "Dreamgirls", and made a cameo in its 2006 film adaptation. Danny Glover, who plays Uncle Russell, co-starred in the film version as Marty Madison. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Jeff, he is playing the video game Uncharted. However, when he appears to lose the game, you can faintly hear the "game over" sound from Metal Gear Solid, a completely different video game series. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Ryan: [to Aaron] I'm Grievin'.
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Remake of Death at a Funeral (2007) See more »

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Written by Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins
Performed by Cameo
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Watch the original instead
13 July 2010 | by thufirhawat333See all my reviews

Let me cut it short. There was a refreshing, funny, utterly lovable and enjoyable death - comedy titled Death at a Funeral. It's not even outdated, came out a couple of years ago. This movie tries to live up to the original English comedy, but despite the brilliant actors like Glover and David, it doesn't succeed. It actually made every mistake a remake can make, therefore the original remains brilliant and this one is just a weak copy. Sad, but true. They tried, even tried hard, I admit, but there are things that best remain untouched. Death at a Funeral is one of them. It's a nice try, but will disappear undocumented, unlike the original one that remains a fine example of English black humor.

My recommendation: Watch that one instead.


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