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Death at a Funeral (2010)

R | | Comedy | 16 April 2010 (USA)
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A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

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Neil LaBute

Writer:

Dean Craig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith David ... Reverend Davis
Loretta Devine ... Cynthia
Peter Dinklage ... Frank
Ron Glass ... Duncan
Danny Glover ... Uncle Russell
Regina Hall ... Michelle
Kevin Hart ... Brian
Martin Lawrence ... Ryan
James Marsden ... Oscar
Tracy Morgan ... Norman
Chris Rock ... Aaron
Zoe Saldana ... Elaine (as Zoë Saldaña)
Columbus Short ... Jeff
Luke Wilson ... Derek
Regine Nehy ... Martina
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Storyline

Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body; a cousin gives her fiancé a Valium from her brother's apartment, not knowing her brother is dealing drugs - it's LSD and the fiancé arrives at the funeral wildly stoned; Aaron's younger brother, Ryan, a successful writer, flies in from New York broke but arrogant; one uncle is angry over his daughter's choice of boyfriends, and the other is cranky and coarse. Add an ovulating wife, a jealous ex-boyfriend, and a short stranger who wants a word with Aaron - what could he want? Would another death solve Aaron's problems? And what about the eulogy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug content and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sony [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death at a Funeral See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,217,540, 18 April 2010

Gross USA:

$42,739,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,050,886
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, Ryan (Martin Lawrence) clarifies that Aaron (Chris Rock) is only a few months older, both were born in the same year. In real-life, Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence were born 1965, but Chris Rock is older. See more »

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When the bottle of Valium is shown, the tablets in it are white, even though the bottle says they are 10mg. All 10mg. brand name and generic Valium (diazepam) are blue. Whites are 2mg. See more »

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[last lines]
Uncle Russell: [on the roof, naked and high] Everything's so fucking green.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.46 (2012) See more »

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Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone (as Sly & The Family Stone)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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A farcical film with a measured tempo where every gag works.
8 November 2010 | by toqtaqiya2See all my reviews

Death At A Funeral is easily one of the funniest films I've seen in months. Those looking for something hilarious should definitely see it. It's a simple film; just a series of events and misunderstandings at a funeral. All these lead to real chaos, however. The physical and even the spoken humour is well executed. The whole cast deliver solid performances. The script is surprisingly good for a film like this. Add to this a fitting ending, and you've got one satisfying comedy. There's some gross humour, but unlike recent gross-out comedies the stuff here actually works and doesn't feel unpleasant. In addition, most gags contribute to later events in the story. Death At A Funeral is a solid Hollywood product with a star cast that manages to make every star worthwhile. It doesn't break any new ground, but it's truly hilarious.


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