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Death at a Funeral (2007)

Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

Director:

Frank Oz

Writer:

Dean Craig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen)
Keeley Hawes ... Jane
Andy Nyman ... Howard
Ewen Bremner ... Justin
Daisy Donovan ... Martha
Alan Tudyk ... Simon
Jane Asher ... Sandra
Kris Marshall ... Troy
Rupert Graves ... Robert
Peter Vaughan ... Uncle Alfie
Thomas Wheatley Thomas Wheatley ... The Reverend
Peter Egan ... Victor
Peter Dinklage ... Peter
Brendan O'Hea Brendan O'Hea ... Undertaker
Jeremy Booth ... Mourner
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Storyline

Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father's home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such circumstances will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA of his famous but selfish brother, his cousin's fiancé who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know... Written by Guy Bellinger

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From director Frank Oz comes the story of a family that puts the F U in funeral. See more »

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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USA | Germany | UK | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death at a Funeral See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,282,973, 19 August 2007

Gross USA:

$8,580,428

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,789,413
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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in seven weeks. See more »

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Troy drops the bottle of 'Valium' on the kitchen table, label face up, to answer the door. His sister Martha walks by and the bottle is laying label face down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel: [giving instructions to the pallbearers] Just, uh, straight through there and to the left, please.
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The closing credits give the name of each performer with a blooper shot of them cracking up during filming. See more »

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Highbrow meets lowbrow: results in laughter
6 June 2007 | by StacyScripSee all my reviews

I saw this at a screening and I had a rousing good time. It starts with a chuckle in the opening credits and slowly builds to spotty laughter, belly laughs, and loud groaning silliness. This is British farce with an expert ensemble cast. Everyone hits their marks and a couple go completely overboard and over-broad (Mr. Vaughn, we're looking at you.) Tudyk and Dinklage have the showiest parts and they feast on them. The rest of the cast is inspired and spot on.

It's a delightful combination of highbrow meeting lowbrow and everything in between. A dash of wit and charm mixed in with a few genuine surprises. A few old tropes are trotted out but there is a bit of backspin on them. If you want a laugh, go!


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