Death At A Funeral

September 11, 2008 at 10:45 am | Posted in DVD Film, Reviews, Suggestions | Leave a comment

The plot of the movie fits the title of it – DEATH AT A FUNERAL.

This film takes place mostly at a funeral.  It begins with the arrival of family and friends that are mostly reserved middle-upper-class people.

Chaos erupts when romance, jealousy, in-laws, hallucinogens, dark secrets, life-long yearnings and a spot of bold blackmail all collide at one funeral.

Really enjoyed this movie – it gave me more than a few laughs. A fabulous British comedy! Well worth watching. I just loved Alan Tudyk and Kris Marshall but then the rest of the cast were great as well.

Crazy plot, which at several points during the film seemed just plain silly or, worse, inane. But what makes this film a real joy to watch is the acting – every character is played to perfection.

Another strength – the film portrays beautifully the chaos underlying all our lives. Each character is totally immersed in their own drama and is basically oblivious of other peoples’ situations/experiences.

The characters are like colliding universes. Clever! I thought this film was a cross between “Borat” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” .

I haven’t laughed so much for a very long time. The film is full of unbelievable mishaps and old fashioned slap-stick. It is a clever movie and well worth seeing.

Shona (Bookmad)

AV Advocate (Central Library)

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