Death at a Funeral

The good news is that this original version of the film is supposed to be better than the American version.  The bad news is that this film is really, really bad.  It kind of reminded me of an American sitcom without the laugh track that tells the audience that there is comedy going on.   The movie is essentially made up of two running gags and the entire plot centers around these two gags.  Hey look, the guy took a pill and is acting silly in this scene.  And the next scene.  And so on.  So much of this movie was just a series of hacky comedy bits and that’s really a sign of poor writing.  I can’t imagine someone saw this film and said “we need to remake this for the American audience” (then again, people since this is very similar to the awful situation comedies on American tv that maybe it shouldn’t be surprising).   The only thing really died at this funeral is comedy.

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Movie title: Death at a Funeral

Movie description: A myriad of outrageous calamities befall an eccentric English clan with more than a few skeletons in its closets, when its patriarch dies an unexpected death. Soon, every complication imaginable befall the grief-stricken mourners.

Date published: 2021-04-07

Director(s): Frank Oz

Actor(s): Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan, Alan Tudyk, Jane Asher, Kris Marshall, Rupert Graves, Peter Vaughan, Thomas Wheatley, Peter Egan, Peter Dinklage, Angela Curran, Gareth Milne, Paul Buchanan, Kelly Eastwood

Genre: Comedy, Drama

My Review

The good news is that this original version of the film is supposed to be better than the American version.  The bad news is that this film is really, really bad.  It kind of reminded me of an American sitcom without the laugh track that tells the audience that there is comedy going on.   The movie is essentially made up of two running gags and the entire plot centers around these two gags.  Hey look, the guy took a pill and is acting silly in this scene.  And the next scene.  And so on.  So much of this movie was just a series of hacky comedy bits and that’s really a sign of poor writing.  I can’t imagine someone saw this film and said “we need to remake this for the American audience” (then again, people since this is very similar to the awful situation comedies on American tv that maybe it shouldn’t be surprising).   The only thing really died at this funeral is comedy.

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