Just Buried

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"A (very) dark comedy about sex, greed and death."
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.0  (2,193)

Just Buried is a dark comedy movie from 2007 that tells the story of Oliver Whynacht (Jay Baruchel), a young man who inherits a failing funeral parlour from his estranged father. Oliver decides to give it a shot and tries to revive the business, with the help of his new apprentice Roberta (Rose Byrne). The movie takes place in the fictional town of Port Dundas, Nova Scotia, a small rural community where everyone knows each other. The town also has a high mortality rate, which gives Oliver the chance to make a profit from his new venture. However, as he starts to bury the local residents, he begins to realize that something is not right with the town.

Amid the crooked town-deals and the shady behavior of some of the residents, Oliver finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation. When a young woman named Roberta unexpectedly dies, he needs to use all his skills to cover up the crime and save himself and the funeral home from being exposed.

As the story unfolds, Oliver's relationship with Roberta deepens, and he starts to see the good in people, even those who have been trying to undermine his business. He also tries to find a way out from the twisted ways of Port Dundas, but that proves to be more difficult than he imagined.

The movie is filled with dark humor, ironic twists, and a fair share of violence. The actors are brilliant and portray their characters with depth and complexity. Jay Baruchel's performance as Oliver is captivating; he manages to carry the weight of the story on his shoulders with great ease, showing both vulnerability and strength.

Sergio Di Zio and Nigel Bennett, who play the chief of police and the town's mayor respectively, are also excellent in their roles, injecting a sense of menace and danger to the story. Rose Byrne is charming and delightful as Roberta, bringing a much-needed sense of sweetness and optimism to the movie.

The movie's visuals are also impressive, with beautiful cinematography capturing the tranquil landscapes of Nova Scotia. The soundtrack, composed by Michael Shields and Robb Mills, is hauntingly beautiful, adding to the movie's eerie atmosphere.

Despite its twisted plot, Just Buried is ultimately a movie about love, redemption, and the human capacity for goodness. Oliver's journey from an outsider to a beloved member of the community is a testament to the transformative power of human connections.

In conclusion, Just Buried is a darkly funny and entertaining movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. With its quirky characters, its intriguing plot, and its charming setting, it proves to be a must-watch for fans of dark comedies.

Just Buried is a 2007 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    6.0  (2,193)