Good Lord, I was laughing so hard watching this movie and my side hurt afterwards. I mean, I never thought the subject of funeral can be so hilarious. I first saw the trailer, and it made me laugh out loud. When I watched the movie, I thought the trailer really delivered. It gives FUN for funeral.
When his father died, Daniel (Matthew MacFayden) has to arrange a funeral and invite his family members, some he hardly seen in years. His mother, Sandra (Jane Asher) hates his wife, Jane (Keeley Hawes). His brother, Robert (Rupert Graves) announce that he can't help to pay for the funeral, so Daniel has to pay all by himself. Cousin Martha (Daisy Donovan) accidently gives her fiancee, Simon (Alan Tudyk) some acid from her brother Troy (Kris Marshall). Uncle Alfie (Peter Vaughan) is a senile old man, insist on being taken care by Howard (Andy Nyman), who hates funeral. His friend, Justin (Ewen Bremner) insists on coming to the funeral to see Martha, because they had an affair once. More trouble comes when Peter (Peter Dinklage) blackmail Daniel to give him some money so he won't tell everyone that his late father was his lover. Directed by Frank Oz.
From the very beginning when the movie started, I was laughing so hard. When the undertaker brought the wrong casket, I realized what kind of movie I was gonna watch. So it was a little bit slapstick, so it was a little bit unbelievable. But who cares? I was entertained and really enjoyed most of the British humor. Well, this is not a regular comedy, but more of a dark comedy -- so if anyone got offended with the theme from the movie, a simple solution is to not watch the movie. But you'll missing out something. It's a mixed up between "Little Miss Sunshine" and "There Something About Mary" if you can imagine what kind of movie you'd be expecting. Almost anything that could go wrong at a funeral, does. This is what makes the film so hilarious. This is not your conventional film family, their imperfections are what made them so real.
The performances were exceptional and believable. Alan Tudyk, who is American spotted a perfect British accent, and he's incredibly funny here. The wackiest funeral you'll ever witness. When I saw the trailer, I knew this was a movie I had to see. I was so glad that I watched it, because sometimes I think that out of an extremely depressing situation, we need a good laugh just to relieve something in our bodies. The thing about Death at a Funeral, all these situations that happen are just horrible, but they made it into something worth laughing at. The actors just looked like they had the ultimate time making this film and enjoyed telling the story and that makes the movie so much more fun. From the beginning to the very end this movie is non stop in the laughs. I recommend it.
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