Death at a Funeral (2010) A mysterious guest (Peter Dinklage) with a secret rattles an already dysfunctional clan at a memorial service for the family patriarch. (Perhaps in homage to… 2010-04-16 Comedy Martin Lawrence Chris Rock Zoe Saldana Luke Wilson Screen Gems Inc.
Movie Review

Death at a Funeral (2010)

SUMMER MOURNING Dinklage takes the fun out of a funeral in Death 's forced farce
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SUMMER MOURNING Dinklage takes the fun out of a funeral in Death's forced farce
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 16, 2010; Genre: Comedy; With: Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock; Distributor: Screen Gems Inc.

A mysterious guest (Peter Dinklage) with a secret rattles an already dysfunctional clan at a memorial service for the family patriarch. (Perhaps in homage to the funnier The Wrong Box, undertakers first bring...the wrong box.) By the end of Death at a Funeral's effortful farce about busted British propriety, you may feel that peculiar facial ache that comes from wishing to laugh with no really satisfying release. Working with a broad script by Dean Craig, director Frank Oz goes for American-style physicality, marching his players around a country house in which a toilet, alas, plays a big part.

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