Thursday, November 01, 2007

Death at a Funeral

Yesterday while almost everyone was watching horror films to celebrate Halloween I decided that I wanted to see a comedy and found a very dark but hilarious comedy that made me laugh like I haven’t laugh in a long time.

This Frank Oz farce has the peculiar British dark humor with an ensemble cast that performs quite well, especially Matthew Macfadyen that plays Daniel, a role that requires a blank face to deliver and perform the most craziest funny lines and situations.

The film starts slowly and sober until the drugs kick in and you won’t be able stop laughing out loud with the climax scene when Daniel is finally able to do the eulogy speech. Describing the story does not convey the craziness of this movie but it’s a simple story with many funny twists; tells about the day when there is going to be a service for Daniel’s father and as family and guests start to arrive unexpected things start to happen.

The movie has its flaws but because it will really make you laugh hard you will absolutely forget about them and when is over you will feel so relaxed and joyous, just like when you are able to have an honest laugh.

Audiences have given up-to-date two awards to this hilarious film; one was at the 2007 Locarno International Film Festival.

I highly recommend this movie to those that like British comedies and British witty dark humor.


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