Death at a FuneralApril 16, 2010
A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 5.4/10 (17,095 voted)
Critic's Score: 51/100
Stars: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Keith David
Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body; a cousin gives her fiancé a Valium from her brother's apartment, not knowing her brother is dealing drugs – it's LSD and the fiancé arrives at the funeral wildly stoned; Aaron's younger brother, Ryan, a successful writer, flies in from New York broke but arrogant; one uncle is angry over his daughter's choice of boyfriends, and the other is cranky and coarse. Add an ovulating wife, a jealous ex-boyfriend, and a short stranger who wants a word with Aaron – what could he want? Would another death solve Aaron's problems? And what about the eulogy?
(as Zoë Saldaña)
On April 16th, no one will rest in peace.
Sony [United States]|
Release Date: 16 April 2010
Filming Locations: 917 Buena Vista Street, South Pasadena, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,217,540
(18 April 2010)
(4 July 2010)
Did You Know?
One of the oft-mentioned photographs involving Edward and Frank features them dressed as Deena and Effie attending the premiere for
Dreamgirls. Loretta Devine, who portrays Edward's widow Cynthia in this film, originated the role of Lorrell in the original 1981 Broadway production of "Dreamgirls" and made a cameo in its 2006 film adaptation. Danny Glover, who plays Uncle Russell, co-starred in the film version as Marty Madison.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
Jeff says he's a pharmacology student. His father Duncan asks him how things are going at Pepperdine. Per their own website, Pepperdine has no pharmacology program. He is using term "pharmacology student" as a euphemism for "drug dealer."
[to her childless daughter in law]
You can't understand death until you've given life.
See the original
The original British version is much better. It had more subtle humor
and was all the more better for it. This follows typical American
humor, and decides if your not slapped in the face with it, it can't
possibly be funny. While I find Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence funny
sometimes, they are much better when they aren't shouting at the top of
their voice. Just not a huge fan of the loud African-American talk
(yelling mostly). It just gets on the nerves and doesn't quite pull off
If the loud slapstick humor is your thing, then this version is for
you. But if you prefer a bit more intelligent humor, go see the