A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

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Neil LaBute

Writer:

Dean Craig
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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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On April 16th, no one will rest in peace. See more »

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Comedy

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

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This movie is a remake of the 2007 movie of the same name. Although Hollywood has a history of making American versions of foreign films, the original versions are usually in a language other than English. Not the case here, since the original film was a British production and filmed in English. This is a very unusual case of a remake being made very quickly of an English-language movie that had a theatrical release in the U.S. Both versions of the story enjoyed success worldwide. The 2007 version earned just over $46 million, and this version earned just over $49 million. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Norman driving his Chrysler, the steering wheel is upside-down despite the fact that he's driving straight. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Ryan: [to Aaron] I'm Grievin'.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Amazing Grace
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Everything is so f***ing green
13 July 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Alright, well I haven't seen the 2007 version, so I can't really compared this remake with that movie. So I will be making my review here solely on the 2010 version.

I found this odd comedy to be delightfully screwed up and so far out there, that it was well worth it. Given, there weren't that many moments where I was laying flat laughing, but there were some moments in the movie that were funny and cool.

Now, as for the acting, well I found all cast actors and actresses to be good in their given roles and they did well with the material they had. And having James Marsden and Luke Wilson in the roles as the two white people worked quite well, and they brought some fun to the movie. And I also think the dialogue was nice. And also Danny Glover in the role of that uncle in the wheelchair, that was just so cool. He truly is a nice actor.

I would have to say that, for me at least, this is the type of comedy that is watched once, then probably never again. It just didn't stand out that much so that it had repeated watch value.

If you like off-comedies and got a twisted sense of humor, then this movie would be something for you. I found it to be enjoyable enough, especially because it was amazing how the funeral turned out with all the weird things happening.

There are some pretty nice twists to the story throughout the movie, and if you are in for an evening of some comedy, then "Death at a Funeral" might be a good suggestion.


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Official Sites:

Sony [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death at a Funeral See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,217,540, 18 April 2010

Gross USA:

$42,739,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,050,886
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2.35 : 1
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