Death At a Funeral (Blu-ray) (2007)
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Editor's NoteWritten by Dean Craig and directed by comedic veteran Frank Oz, DEATH AT A FUNERAL finds a well-to-do British family attempting to bury their patriarch amidst a backdrop of secrets, revelations, rivalries, and illicit pharmaceuticals. While the dutiful Daniel (Matthew MacFadyen) stoically contends with major roadblocks in planning his father's funeral, including being presented with the wrong body, others connected with the family have catastrophes of their own, including the anxious Simon (Alan Tudyk), who is engaged to Martha (Daisy Donovan), and mistakenly takes a hallucinogen to calm his nerves. Lurking in the background is a mysterious stranger (Peter Dinklage) who threatens to send the chaotic proceedings over the brink.A charming mix of high- and lowbrow humor, DEATH AT A FUNERAL is a lively farce that makes the most of its hijinks-filled script and topnotch cast. In addition to excellent performances by MacFadyen (PRIDE & PREJUDICE) and Tudyk (SERENITY), the film features fine turns by Donovan, Andy Nyman, and former Swinging London sweetheart Jane Asher. Easily Oz's best movie since the giddily silly BOWFINGER, DEATH showcases the director's knack for working with large ensembles, and will appeal to fans of his earlier romp IN & OUT, as well as to aficionados of biting British comedy.
Death at a Funeral (2007) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 7/2/2011 10:07 AM
|I will freely admit that I'm a sucker for any of those British comedy movies with tons of characters where the storylines kind of sort of temporarily and only momentarily intersect. Perhaps, in fact, I'm just a sucker for British comedies. Sit me in front of Love, Actually; Four Weddings and a Funeral; heck, even Bridget Jones' Diary and I have an absolutely fantastic time. There is a laid back way in which the films are crafted and build towards their conclusion that I find truly enjoyable. They are filled with heart, humor, and even the occasionally raunchy joke. They are a joy to watch and told in a way which I don't think Americans have quit mastered. Death at a Funeral, Frank Oz's 2007 film, not the Americanized 2010 version, is another perfect example of the genre....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Murray Gold - Composer|
|Sidney Kimmel - Producer|
|Oliver Curtis - Director of Photography|
|Dean Craig - Screenwriter|
|Frank Oz - Director|