My kind of movie…….

death-at-a-funeral-1.jpgYesterday I went to the movies and laughed and laughed until tears were streaming down my face…… I couldn’t contain myself.

And the movie…… Death at a Funeral! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO funny. It’s very British and has a cast of famous actors. The lead is Mathew Macfadyen (Darcy in Pride and Prejudice) and his timing was perfect. For me, the guy who stole the show was Alan Tudyk (remember him from 28 Days with Sandra Bullock).

For those of you who don’t know the story, I took this from

As the title suggests, the film takes place mostly at a funeral, beginning with the arrival of family and friends and ending when the whole horrid, doomed to be botched affair is finished. Things go pretty badly from the start, with each family member dragging his or her own baggage to the thing, some spoiling for a fight. It goes from bad to worse when the sons of the deceased, Daniel (Matthew MacFadyen) and Robert (Rupert Graves), discover that their dead father has a dark secret which may or may not involve a midget (Peter Dinklage). Things fall completely to pieces when said small-statured sleazeball shows up at the funeral to blackmail them into keeping his mouth shut.

It’s only just been released in NZ though I understand it was released in August in the US. Not sure about the UK. Anyway, I’m definitely going to see it again. Anything that makes me laugh so much has got to be worth a second look (and third, fourth, fifth…..).

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10 thoughts on “My kind of movie…….

  1. I want to get this movie on DVD, it sounds hilarious. Another one I wanted to see at the time and didn’t get around to was Keeping Mum. Saw the last half hour of it the other night on Fox (Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith)I love these kinds of movies!!

  2. Mathew Macfadyen was also in ‘My Father’s Den’ which is a brilliant NZ movie filmed in Central Otago and based on the book by Emily Gee’s dad. How cool is that for six degrees of seperation!! Anyway, will look foward to seeing this one!

  3. Loved it. (Saw it a while ago–I’m in the U.S.)

    If you can, see ONCE with Glen Hansard, and then download the beautiful soundtrack for your iPOD.

    It’s a beautiful, sweet, different film. I think it’s Irish.

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