August 25, 2008

' Death at a Funeral ' - Great Situational Comedy!


It's been a while since I laughed so much! The movie 'Death at a Funeral' is a must-watch for anyone who likes situational comedy. Director Frank Oz put together the most bizarre characters in a most unlikely setting for comedy and yet the guffaws this interplay creates is to be seen! I would do a disservice to some of the characters by putting them all under the one label of bizarre; they are differently unique. Some of them could be termed dysfunctional, either at a social or physical level and yet they get the movie magic going and have the viewer in splits despite the somber funeral setting.

'Death at a Funeral', the least likely venue for two hours of pure fun! Frank Oz has done a splendid job with this British comedy released in 2007.

Don't miss this movie!

18 comments:

human being said...

oh i really need a hearty laugh these day... should go and get this film... sounds so good... a comic situation on a most sorrowful occasion -- a funeral!

thanks dear Id it is for your review...

cubano said...

I really wanted to see this when it was playing in the cinemas here but didn't get a chance. I guess I'll rent it on DVD one of these days.

Lash said...

a little dark, but I didnt enjoy this one much

starry nights said...

have not seen a move in ages, will have to go to this one.

AVIANA said...

Thank you for the review...I have never heard of the movie until now. I like non-mainstream movies but too bad I never have time to watch any... :(

hope all is well..

EXSENO said...

I'm glad you wrote this review. I'll be looking for it.
I don't know what it is about the British but when it comes to comedies I think the excel. I love their off beat sense of humor.

Prude said...

Sounds good! i could do with some loony laughs right now! :-) Will come back and tell ya what I thought.

Cheers

Sanjay said...

I saw this movie a few months back and it truly was funny! I loved the character played by Kris Marshall, who was also in the British version of "The Office".

net-net4 said...

Hi I Me My !
I will try not to miss that so much eccentric fun movie !!

I put your comment in this beginning september in the first page of my blog:

Id it is said...

Though it be 'wandering'
Even if it's 'simply'
But that you stopped by friend,
You do care deeply !
Cosmic Clown or Id It Is both visually YOU please..

- Id It Is -

D said...

III...i feel that this post - "Death at a Funeral" is a perfect place to echo my sentiments over the K issue...I don't know if you've met any kashmiris. But all of them want the best of both worlds. I'm not being biased here but that's what i gather even after being neutral.

The Kashniris want freedom and also they want the best of facilities from india. Today, many Kashmiris are studying in colleges in various parts of the country, working in firms and even in the govt services, but yes, ask them why they want 'azadi', they'll take you back to 1947 and tell horror tales that their family or extended family or neigibours suffered.

Can india allow K to be independent or be with Pakistan, the answer is NO. Not because we can't give them the freedom (i don't know what will be that) but more so, because we have separatist in North East, central india and even in the south. One such instance will raise a thousand demands and the concept of India as a nation will cease to exist.

Can we offer a solution? May be yes. Will the politicial masters accept it? NO. Where will it lead us? K will be an "integral pasty of India" as the govt policy says, affulent Kashmiris will span out in the country at good jobs, earning money and talkin of azadi in cafes and parties over wine and meat and the poor kashmiris will either march on streets of srinagar singing slogans or become militants and killed by army bullets.

This is for kashmir to decide what it wants, not for jammu or Ladakh. Till then ..its Death at a Funeral.

Id it is said...

net-net4,
Great to see you back and thanks for the color and intrigue you lend to my words!

Id it is said...

d,
Loved that analogy! Kashmir conflict is quite the 'Death at a Funeral' in more ways than one!
I'm copying your comment to put it on 'Folding the Map', SR's blog. It'll lend insight to the ongoing discussion on the topic.

Raza Rumi said...

am not going to miss this one:)

cheers

White Rose said...

I'm going to check this out! I could use a good laugh!

AVIANA said...

stopping by to say hi... :)

crumbs said...

watched it.
and I'm so glad I took your recommendation =)

Nearsighted Life said...

Tim and I saw this when it was released. What a great time!

I particularly liked the American actor Alan Tudyk's performance as the fiance whose attempts to ingratiate himself to his love's family is thwarted by his accidental hallucinogenic intake. His line delivery of "I knew it!!" during the thumping casket scene had me roaring. Thinking about it now makes me chuckle!

*Liz*

Alice Jones said...

Thank you very much for the good review. I haven't seen this movie until now, I am also wanted to see this movie. I think it sounds are good and It is very comedian movie.