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Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New York, broke but arrogant. To top it all off, a mysterious stranger wants a word with Aaron.
Easily one of the most pointless remakes in recent movie history. They did a brilliant job of replicating it perfectly... minus the jokes.
*sigh* What a waste of money, talent and time.
A good cast it may be but the film can't handle the weight of them all and it struggles to do anything more than bumble aimlessly between them. And even forgets to be funny in the process.
Despite a solid cast, the film never really manages to kick into the comedy which makes the entire affair rather annoying and - at times - preachy.
The original DEATH AT A FUNERAL is, in my opinion, genuinely one of the greatest comedies of the past 20 years. So, I was wary about watching this remake. Sadly, upon watching, all my fears were proven correct.
See, what makes the original such an instant comedy classic is how utterly straight-faced it's all played. As this family funeral goes increasingly wrong in ever more ridiculous ways, everyone plays their characters as completely morose and mortified, which makes it all even funnier. It's a slice of pure, squirming uncomfortable British humor. So, this take just feels so tonally off-key. Most of the actors are playing shtick, firing out rapid-fire quips and one-liners. And because everyone is playing so loud and…
Get this, this movie is a remake made only three years later with the exact same shots, mostly the same script and Peter Dinklage once again in the role and I just gotta say what a lazy, pointless, repeat of a remake.
Not quite as good as the original, but it shares most of the best lines from it. A fairly good adaptation.
Death at a Funeral (Neil LaBute, 2010) 6/10
Extremely silly but funny farce with jokes in extremely bad taste that hit and miss with equal intensity. Chaos ensues when the nutty family of a patriarch gather together for his funeral. His eldest son (Chris Rock) is having problems with his writing career, a shrill wife (Regina Hall) who can't get pregnant and faces rivalry with his younger brother (Martin Lawrence) who is a successful writer. The widow (Loretta Devine) gets hysterical at the drop of a hat. The young niece (Zoë Saldana) has to face the lecherous advances of her former lover (Luke Wilson) while trying to control her present lover (James Masden) who has accidently eaten pills laced with…
Danny Glover in a wheelchair does make for some of the worst Hollywood comedies (read: Dirty Grandpa, Death at a Funeral).
Foolishly expecting a black comedy of sorts, what I got instead was cheap slapstick comedy or its lack thereof. For an ensemble- which includes the likes of Tracy Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Luke Wilson, among others- that is not incapable to deliver some quality entertainment, Death at A Funeral is an embarrassment.
There is nothing to laugh about in the film except the futile attempts of these actors to create humour and fun. And when the creators are absolutely sure about how boring their film is, they add some cartoonish music to the mix or…
average comedy movie
Simpatico a tratti con poche idee, ma intrattiene e in una qualche maniera il suo lavoro lo fa...
That was seriously not funny.
My father was an exceptional man.......
Demasiados personajes y demasiadas subtramas absurdas, inútiles y nada graciosas, exceptuando algún chistecillo.
Lo mejor de todo, y prácticamente lo único bueno, la trama principal, que me hizo reír de lo lindo durante varios minutos seguidos. Pero más allá de eso...
I don't really remember anything about this movie except that it was funny.
This is a bad movie. Yet, through all this terrible comedy, Chris Rock actually managed to deliver a good performance. At least the movie had that going for it. I haven't seen the original yet.
Complete list. :-(
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