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Friday, August 13, 2010

Death at a Funeral Blu-Ray Review

Death at a Funeral Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Chris Rock, Luke Wilson, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Danny Glover and Peter Dinklage star in a hilarious comedy that puts the “fun” in “funeral”! When the patriarch of a dysfunctional family dies, his funeral turns into family circus. Misplaced bodies, blackmail, indecent exposure and a corpse that won’t stay in the box get the party started, but when old family skeletons start tumbling out of the closet, all Hell breaks loose.

Review: I was very nervous to see this film, because its a remake of one of my favorite films, the previous british dominated Death at a Funeral.  The british version is not only fantastic, but its a cult classic.  To re-make a film like that is a dangerous undertaking.  The cast made me slightly more confident, but it honestly could've gone either way.  Fortunately, it went the good way.

There is only one character retained from the original, and that is the role of the little person, who incidentally is the blackmailing gay ex-lover of their dead father.  Yep, thats pretty much how this movie goes!  Its crazy from beginning to end and absolutely hilarious.  This new re-make really stayed true to the original as much as possible.  The only character that is really different is Tracy Morgan's, but its a welcome change.    Chris Rock actually does a great job of playing it more straight and somber the way he needed to, it was quite impressive to see some range from him.

If you're looking for a home-run comedy, like I always am, Death at a Funeral is for you.  The blu-ray looks fantastic, all the hilarity in high-definition! 

Interest Range: Comedy, Re-Makes, Chris Rock