Thursday, June 3, 2010

Movie of the Month - Death at a Funeral

Leave it up to the Brits to create one of the most hilarious comedies of the last 10 years. The Frank Oz directed Death at a Funeral, not to be confused with this year's Chris Rock American adaptation, arrived with very little fan fair and for those that saw it, needless to say laughed their asses off. When the Patriarch of a upper middle class British family dies, his dysfunctional family and a few surprise guests come together to celebrate his life, his loves and discover a few skeletons in his closet. As far fetched as things may get at this particular funeral it never looses the pace of humor and story. A very funny film that features a slew of great British actors such as Matthew Macfadyen, Ewen Bremner, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman and others. Death at a Funeral is a must see for any mood you are in.