Death at a Funeral (2007) — Comedy (8/10)

February 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm (Movies) (, , )


So, listen. This movie is a British comedy starring this man:

Yeah, that’s Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice! He is the mopey, underappreciated and less-talented brother who got stuck with putting together the funeral for his father. There is a whole slew of characters represented here (don’t forget your gay dwarves!), including Steve the Pirate from Dodgeball… and he was in the TV show Firefly. One of the characters is the really dorky I-want-sex-with-American-girls from the film Love Actually.

Anyway, Death at a Funeral is a really funny British movie. There is a lot irony and laughter over hallucinogens. One character spends a good third of the film completely naked and confused. There is no place for respect and courtesy in this film–it all gets a stab here and there.

The performances are good, but the script sometimes just meanders out of control as things just fall apart. I’m sure that most people won’t mind this at all, but it just kind of exploded into chaos. No worries, though, there are plenty of hearty laughs all along.

And Mr. Darcy is just so darn cute.



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