Death at a Funeral [2 Discs] [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 8679147
  • Release Date: 02/26/2008
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 9)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director Frank Oz
  • Audio commentary by screenwriter Dean Craig and actors Alan Tudyk and Andy Nyman
  • Gag reel
  • Closed Captioned


Death at a Funeral
This nutty British comedy observes with jet-black humor the myriad outrageous calamities that befall an eccentric English clan with more than a few skeletons in its closets when its patriarch dies an unexpected death. Soon, every complication imaginable -- including the wrong corpse in the coffin, the accidental consumption of hallucinogenic drugs, and the disclosure of the deceased's closeted homosexuality -- befall the grief-stricken mourners. The funeral commences at the family estate, with the arrival of younger son Daniel (Matthew MacFadyen), who has long felt uncomfortable around his cocky, licentious novelist brother, Robert (Rupert Graves) -- and thus dreads seeing him. Meanwhile, Daniel is also struggling to adhere to promises he's made to his wife (Keeley Hawes). Also arriving at the house are cousin Martha (Daisy Donovan) and her intended, Simon (Alan Tudyk), who embarrasses just about everybody, including himself, by accidentally consuming a strange drug that inflicts him with wild delusions and gives him an uncontrollable penchant for exhibitionism. But the event that truly turns the family members onto their ears is the arrival of a dwarf (Peter Dinklage) who speaks openly of the patriarch's secret passions, which included dressing up in a kinky gladiator outfit and watching young men skinny-dip. Frank Oz (In & Out, Bowfinger) helmed the film, while Dean Craig authored the script. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Matthew MacFadyen
    Matthew MacFadyen - Daniel
  • Keeley Hawes
    Keeley Hawes - Jane
  • Andy Nyman
    Andy Nyman - Howard
  • Ewen Bremner
    Ewen Bremner - Justin
  • Daisy Donovan
    Daisy Donovan - Martha

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Laughed for Days!


    This movie was suggested by my teenager and initially I thought, what does she know. Well, turns out that she is quite knowledgeable abbout about a great and quite funny storyline. In the times of vampires movies and other that lean towards insulting the intelligence of their audience with over the top drama, this was quite refreshing. Days later, we would look at eachother and burst out laughing. Non-stop laughter all the way. There is a bit of profanity but nothing that good parenting and an open mind can't take of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A funny movie, but takes a while to develop


    I had heard about this from friends and was very excited to see it, but it really lacked as far as keeping me interested in the beginning. Maybe for older folks this movie was funny, but not so much for me. If there were some better actors in the key roles, this would have probably done better. But the drugs, old people, and death didn't really make for a good mix with this cast. The storyline overall was funny, but needed better actors. Probably worth watching if you like british comedies, but if you don't, find something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Greatest Movies I Have Ever Seen


    This movie kept me laughing from start to finish. All of the actors did a phenomenal job and I can't wait to see more movies written by the man who wrote this one. There are movies you can watch again and again, and then there a movies better watched only once; this one is definitely one you can watch several times and still be as hilarious as the first time you've seen it. BUT if you're easily offended by drugs or toilet humor, this might not be for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Hilarious


    I love British films - especially humorous ones - this one is the best by far. All of the actors did an outstanding job bringing all of the subplots to life. Alan Trudyk - who is from Texas - was so great in this movie I simply couldn't believe he wasn't British! I have to believe the movie was as fun to make as it is to watch. I've seen it more than a dozen times and I laugh more each time I watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie


    This is one of the funniest movie we have seen for a very long time. Yes, the four letter word was used a lot but it somewhat suited the dialogue. The plot was clever and acted superbly. Not suitable for children, We bought it because it is a movie we can enjoy once a year and still have a great laugh. We can recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One funny movie!!!


    This is by far one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. If you are looking for a movie that will make your sides and stomach hurt from laughing, then this is the movie for you. I couldn't get enough of this film and had to watch it again a few hours later. I cannot wait to watch it again this weekend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fab Movie

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    My Doc had been after me to see this movie and I finally got it~! I just love British humor and this didn't disappoint~! Funny from start to finish~!! Yes an R rating, but so not offensive~!! Wonderful~! Thanx Doc~!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Laugh out loud movie


    Lots of comedy dealing with multiple characters and the skeletons in their closets revolving around a funeral. Makes you wonder what zany part will take place next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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