Films

Death at a Funeral

April 16th 2010
  • Comedy,
  • R,
  • 90 min,
  • Screen Gems
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  • Cast: Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Kevin Hart, Keith David, Luke Wilson, Peter Dinklage, Liam Ferguson, Regine Nehy
  • Director: Neil LaBute
  • Writer: Dean Craig
  • Producers: William Horberg, Sidney Kimmel, Laurence Malkin, Chris Rock, Share Stallings
  • Co Producers: Josh Kesselman, Nicolas Stern
  • Associate Producer: Trae Ireland
  • Executive Producers: Dean Craig, Glenn S. Gainor, Jim Tauber
  • Art Direction: Chris Cornwell
  • Casting: Victoria Thomas
  • Costume Design: Maya Lieberman
  • D.O.P.: Rogier Stoffers
  • Editor: Tracey Wadmore-Smith
  • Makeup: Vera Steimberg Moder
  • Production Design: Jon Gary Steele
  • Set Decoration: Dena Roth

Storyline

A re-imagining of "Death at a Funeral," the 2007 MGM comedy directed by Frank Oz. The plan is to make an ensemble comedy about a funeral ceremony that leads to the digging up of shocking family secrets, as well as misplaced cadavers and indecent exposure. While the original was set in Britain, the new film will take place in an urban American setting.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • MPAA Warning: Language and drug content
  • Production Companies: Screen Gems, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

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Trivia

2010 Guide Analysis: "Though there's many cases of Hollywood delivering passable yet notably inferior remakes of recent British hits, this one is a rather strange example. Dean Craig penned the screenplays for both films and it would appear he really didn't do much extra work on the American version - the trailers are cut with the exact same gags in the same order with the only change really being colloquial expressions and Tracy Morgan's subplot.

While the various faces have been changed - Matthew MacFadyen becomes Chris Rock, Alan Tudyk becomes James Marsden, etc. - Peter Dinklage once again plays the exact same role he did in the original (a dwarf extortionist who had a gay affair with the deceased). Frank Oz ("In & Out," "The Score," "Bowfinger") helmed the original whereas the generally more risk-taking Neil LaBute ("Lakeview Terrace," "The Wicker Man") did this version, however nothing released so far would indicate anything but paint-by-numbers directing. Will be fine for those who haven't seen first one and dismiss British films on principle, otherwise the best bet is usually to stick with the original."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 4 June 2010: UK
  • 7 June 2010: Greece
  • 10 June 2010: Germany
  • 14 July 2010: Italy
  • 15 July 2010: Netherlands
  • 23 July 2010: Poland, Sweden
  • 4 August 2010: Belgium
  • 19 August 2010: Argentina
  • 27 August 2010: Finland