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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.

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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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This is one sad family. See more »

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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:

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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Trivia

Peter Dinklage played the same role (with different names) in both versions of the story. (Peter in the original, and Frank in this movie). See more »

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When the bottle of Valium is shown, the tablets in it are white, even though the bottle says they are 10mg. All 10mg. brand name and generic Valium (diazepam) are blue. Whites are 2mg. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: [to her childless daughter in law] You can't understand death until you've given life.
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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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A pointless remake of an excellent British film.
25 May 2010 | by NorthernDragonSee all my reviews

Despite having double the budget and some pretty big Hollywood stars the 2010 release adds nothing whatsoever, and in fact is in many ways inferior.

Not only are there some very lacklustre performances in particular from Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence as the two sons of the deceased, but the camera work in some sections is truly awful with the decision to use "handheld" or steadicam photography resulting in the picture shaking so badly in some sections that it is almost hard to watch.

Despite all this many of the best moments of the original are copied perfectly and work just as well as they did the first time around meaning that there are several good laughs to be had, but when you've got the choice of watching this or the original there's really no contest.

Distinctly average.


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