Death at a Funeral

Last rites... and wrongs.


Death at a Funeral
This British comedy starts off slowly but the hilarity tempo soon builds with tradtional Brit humour. A diverse family has gathered at their parents' home to bury their recently-departed dad. Being a comedy, they're all a bit eccentric in the best British way. There's also a deep dark secret connecting the two brothers and dad. After a mixup with the wrong body, the family set about the funeral, trying to get things to run smoothly while the odd characters threaten to expose the family secret.

89 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Comedy, Drama.

Showtimes

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Let's hope they got the right body this time...

Credits

Cast
Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan, Alan Tudyk, Jane Asher, Kris Marshall, Rupert Graves, Peter Vaughan
Director
Frank Oz
ScreenplayDean Craig
MusicMurray Gold
CinematographyOliver Curtis
EditingBeverley Mills
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2007
Produced bySidney Kimmel Entertainment, Parabolic Pictures Inc., Stable Way Entertainment, VIP 1 Medienfonds, VIP 2 Medienfonds, Target Media Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityBrief
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsStrong language but in comic context and moderate in effect. Dark but hillarious comedy.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconA muddied comedy with tiresome results.
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo quote iconMakabere maar skreeusnaakse klugspel.
10
Cape Times
Sid Smith quote iconDeath is a seriously lethal farce.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill quote iconIt is funny, but it could easily have been better.
13
24.com
Eddie Vulani Maluleke quote iconDeath at a Funeral is undoubtedly the best comedy of the year: it's witty, fast-paced and utterly hilarious, eliciting the kind of laughter that unexpectedly erupts from the deepest bellies of your soul.
15
Box Office
Tim Cogshell quote iconYou'll laugh yourself to Death
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe movie is part farce (unplanned entrances and exits), part slapstick (misbehavior of corpses) and part just plain wacky eccentricity.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconDeath at a Funeral is flawed, but I'm willing to forgive a lot of flaws when a movie makes me laugh as much as this one.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconDeath at a Funeral isn't entirely dead on arrival, but it never manages to get off cinematic life support to deliver the comedy like it should and could have.
7
Metacritic.com
28 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
86 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHas enough slapstick silliness to overcome its faults.
13

What the People say

Internet
1989 Netizens quote iconWho knew a funeral could be so funny?
15

Average .. 59%

12




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