Death At A Funeral Review

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While an eccentric British family mourns over their father's death, a mystery man threatens to reveal secrets about their father unless he is compensated.

★★★★★

Frank Oz’s first film since The Stepford Wives sees a return to comedy form an ensemble farce in the best British tradition.

Macfadyen’s Justin is a humourless stick-in-the-mud who hosts a gathering to mourn his father. Guest Ewen Bremner is obsessed with Daisy Donovan, whose husband (Tudyk) has ingested a powerful hallucinogen. And that’s just the set-up.

Impeccable comic timing ensures the gags flow fast, while some delightfully ludicrous predicaments keep things fresh. A sole potty joke is unnecessarily crass, but for the most part this is joyfully funny.

A sole potty joke is unnecessarily crass, but for the most part this is joyfully funny.