It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is over. Eventually their irreverent personalities will put them in a situation that is too big for them to handle.
This is like the indie version of Superbad, with less fart jokes and more funny jokes. Plus that Charlie kid is a real asshole. Kids swearing are funny, right?
FUNERAL KINGS is like a foul-mouthed after school special. A very enjoyable movie.
If you look past the forced vulgarity of the characters and the fact that it becomes slightly mean-spirited toward the end, Funeral Kings is a very enjoyable and funny movie that I wouldn't mind watching again.
Eh, I liked it but what really hurt it was the children actors. I usually allow children actors wider latitude than adults but when they are the focal point of the movie, they better be good as bad acting can really take you out of the movie. They weren't terrible, but all three leads struggled at times and didn't seem believable.
Writing is Superb, Acting is top Notch and Cinematography was awesome!
Three fourteen-year-old catholic schoolboys work as altar boys so they can get out of going to class. After the funerals they bond by ditching the rest of the school day, attempting to steal from a video store, ripping off a Chinese buffet, and engaging in other varieties of adolescent tomfoolery.
Funeral Kings falls flat in the one area where it should deliver. It is a coming of age tale where none of the boys see real personal growth. The first few scenes of the boys ditching school are pretty entertaining. During this section of the movie the role of each character is established. Charlie is the most daring of the teens, David is his foil, and Andy is Charlie’s best…
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A solid black comedy/coming of age tale featuring some very good performances from the child actors. The plot is fairly limited, with it essentially focusing on the misadventures of a group of middle school children, but aside from the gun part I think it's a fairly accurate depiction of the kind of stupid shit that kids get into. I know I did.
I really could have done without the death of the dog (I hate any kind of animal violence whether intentional or accidental) but overall I found Funeral Kings to be an engaging film.
Oh, and Alex Maizus rocked.
A vulgar coming-of-age film which you can watch to pass time
Fucking awesome!! Haha