Death at a Funeral

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"Last rites... and wrongs."
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 7.3  (120,307)
  • 67

Death at a Funeral is a 2007 British comedy film directed by Frank Oz. The movie follows the story of a dysfunctional family that gathers to attend the funeral of the patriarch. Things go terribly wrong when one of the family members mistakenly ingests a hallucinogen, causing a chain of chaotic events during the funeral service. The movie opens with Daniel (Matthew Macfadyen) and his wife Jane (Keeley Hawes) preparing to host the funeral service of his late father. The mourners begin to arrive, including Daniel's brother Robert (Rupert Graves), his wife Michelle (Ashley Jensen), and their cousin Martha (Daisy Donovan), who has brought along her boyfriend Simon (Alan Tudyk). The family is soon joined by Peter (Peter Dinklage), a mysterious dwarf who claims to be a close friend of the deceased and threatens to reveal embarrassing secrets about the family.

As the funeral service begins, chaos ensues when Martha's boyfriend Simon accidentally ingests a powerful hallucinogen, which causes him to become delirious and disruptive. Simon becomes the center of attention as he acts out his hallucinations, causing a chain of events that spiral out of control. In the meantime, Peter uses the distraction to threaten the family with his knowledge of their secrets, as each member of the family tries to prevent him from revealing the truth.

The movie is a hilarious farce that employs slapstick humor, witty dialogue, and quirky characters to create a chaotic and engaging story. Each character has their own agenda, secrets, and goals, which leads to some unpredictable and absurd situations. The performances are excellent, with Peter Dinklage's portrayal of Peter being a standout performance. Peter's deadpan humor and sharp wit provide some of the best moments of the movie.

The movie is also notable for tackling some serious themes amidst the comedy. The dysfunctional family is forced to confront their issues and secrets during the funeral service, leading to some emotional scenes. The movie also comments on societal issues such as prejudices against dwarves and homosexuality, adding a layer of social commentary to the comedy.

The movie's setting, a funeral service, provides a unique backdrop for the story. The tension and grief that accompany a funeral are utilized to great effect, especially during the emotional scenes. The contrast between the solemnity of the funeral service and the chaos that ensues creates an atmosphere that is both humorous and poignant.

Overall, Death at a Funeral is a well-crafted comedy that balances humor and emotion with skill. The movie is a testament to the talent of its director, cast, and writers, who create a movie that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Death at a Funeral is a 2007 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 67.

Death at a Funeral
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    7.3  (120,307)
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