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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Peter Dinklage and James Marsden were in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). 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

Uncle Russell: Hey, let me tell you something about women. Smarter than you think they are, but not nearly as smart as *they* think they are.
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Connections

References The Golden Girls (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Candy
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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Uninspired remake of a great comedy
15 August 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about the funeral of a family man. the funeral turns out to be very eventful with many surprises.

"Death at a Funeral" is almost the same as the British original, be it the title or the plot. The British one was really funny, I remember myself laughing very hard when I watched it. This remake, is mildly funny, but it is just in a different league. It uses cheap humour to make people laugh, and it lacks the witty dialog of the original. Moreover, characters are less sympathetic and more annoying in this remake. Despite a few funny moments, I would stay "Death at a Funeral" is an uninspired remake of a great comedy.

Maybe filmmakers will bear in mind that remaking such a recent film in the same language with the same plot is not such a good idea, as it will inevitably draw comparisons between the original and the remake.


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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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