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Review of Death at a Funeral (2007)

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A few years back this film was recommended to me by a random person at the Renaissance Fair but I had forgotten all about it until I saw the trailer for the remake earlier this year. It's a real shame I didn't make more of an effort to see it earlier because, besides the fact that it is a fairly entertaining film, the trailers for the American version pretty much spoiled all the pivotal scenes and primary jokes (the British trailer may as well, but because its older and foreign, I didn't have occasion to see it randomly in theaters). It's a real shame because I probably would've liked it much more if I didn't see everything coming.

That said, it was still a good movie. It's a very mild movie for the most part and thus enjoyable compared to a lot of comedies these days which basically scream at you to laugh at them. I reckon the funeral stuff is bound to be a drawing point for some, but its hard for me to judge that since my family works in the funeral business so such subjects no longer seem odd to me.
The acting is good, and I did find it neat that Alan Tudyk played the drugged boyfriend, partially because he was an American playing British, and partially because he's "that guy from Firefly".

In anycase its always nice to see a family more dysfunctional than yours, and if you like a nice dark comedy (and British humor) then you'll probably like this. I certainly think its worth seeing.

Added by Artemis Panthar
8 years ago on 18 May 2010 00:49

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