Death at A Funeral

Death at A Funeral

DVD - 2008
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"From acclaimed director Frank Oz (In & Out, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) comes 'a fast, furious and riotously funny farce' (Maxim) that'll have you dying with laughter! As the mourners and guests at a British country manor struggle valiantly to 'keep a stiff upper lip,' a dignified ceremony devolves into a hilarious, no-holds-barred debacle of misplaced cadavers, indecent exposure, and shocking family secrets. Packed with extras including audio commentaries and an uproarious gag reel, Death At A Funeral blows the lid off the proverbial coffin as 'the film's delicious comic flourishes...sight gags, slapstick, flawless timing... are served up by an outstanding cast' (O, The Oprah Magazine)."--Container.
Publisher: Montréal : distributed by Alliance Films, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen & full screen
Branch Call Number: DEAT 2019-04
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 sides : 91 min.) : 5.1 Dolby digital Suround sd., col. ; 12 cm


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Sep 04, 2018

I am going to tell anybody who is depressed to see this very funny movie! Rude, crude British humor. People will recognize the Little Person who is on Game of Thrones and the guy in Death in Paradise.

Feb 15, 2018


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Jan 19, 2017

Just NOT that funny - kept hoping it would get better - it didn't

Jan 10, 2016

Laughed so hard I cried. So silly-funny!

Dec 22, 2015

typical slap stick british comedy. but I did laugh at the absurdity of it all. worth a couple hours of relaxing with a laugh.

Jul 07, 2015

Sophisticated it is not, but if you like broad farce or gross-out humour, you could do worse than Death At a Funeral. A second-rate script with first rate actors, which is just as well, since, from the director's commentary track, most of the funniest bits came from the performers' improvisations.

Jan 22, 2015

A generic “Dysfunctional Family Reunion” movie that delivers more smiles than outright laughs. When the patriarch of an upper middle class family passes away his relatives gather at the estate for the funeral service. As is typical in this type of comedy things don’t go exactly as planned.....long-held resentments come to the surface, bodies get misplaced and skeletons fly out of closets.....but when a malicious dwarf and a few tabs of acid get thrown in the mix all hell breaks loose. The characters are pretty much two-dimensional cutouts and the humour lacks any real wit relying instead on funny faces and broad hysterics. Still, there is a certain good-natured charm to the proceedings, which made for an enjoyable popcorn night on the sofa.

Apr 25, 2014

Loved this one much more than the American remake. This type of written material seems to work better with a British cast. Hilarity ensues as a British family gather to say goodbye to their patriarch, and once you are at the home, every conceivable moment that can go wrong, does happen with laughable results. The cast had plenty to work with here, and the end result is an amazingly funny, comedic movie that is worth seeing again and again.

Apr 16, 2014

I needed a big dose of laughter and it came just right!

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Aug 01, 2010

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Feb 15, 2018

Other: Drug content.

nadian Dec 05, 2008

Coarse Language: Mature language throughout.

nadian Dec 05, 2008

Sexual Content: Language and implied sexuality.


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Feb 15, 2018

Justin: You can't fight what we had together.

Martha: Justin, it was one night. It was a massive mistake. I was drunk out of my mind. You could have been a donkey!

Dec 10, 2015

Opening scene:
Brian: Would you like to see before, you know...Yeah.
Aaron: Brian? Who's this?
Brian: You know, I asked myself the same thing when my dad passed. I said, "Who is this man?"
Aaron: No, no, Brian. Who's this in the coffin? Because that's not my father.
Brian: Are you sure?
Aaron: Are you asking me if I'm sure? I know what my father looks like?
Brian: No, people make mistakes in a time of grief, Aaron.
Aaron: Look at the damn body, man.
Brian: Oh, shit. You got Jackie Chan in there!
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.
Aaron: What's going on?
Elaine: She took my parking spot, Aaron.
Aaron: Parking spot? My father's dead. Act right.
Uncle Russel: It's just that, I know that I've been touched in some religious fashion. I'm addicted to strip clubs. The smell, the pole, the stretch marks, the C-section scars.

Jul 14, 2012

Uncle Alfie (on the roof, naked and high): "Everything's so f*cking green!"


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