Death at a Funeral Movie Reviews
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The original "Death at a Funeral" was such a fantastic movie. The British humor in it was extremely witty yet subtle at the same time. A remake revolving a stereotyped African American family was totally unnecessary. There was absolutely no reason to remake this movie at all. If you have a free hour and a half, check out the original.
this movie is a must see. It is hilarious, I havn't seen a movie this funny in many years. awesome
I saw this movie the day it debuted in the cinema and I Loved it. I guess i was lucky not to have seen the earlier British version because i LOVED this movie. I really wonder why people seem to be disappointed by it......i can only assume that they may have been biased by the British version. Everybody in the cinema was giggling with laughter throughout most of this movie. I was not disappointed one bit and in recent times, i cannot remember laughing as much as i did while watching this movie....in fact i nearly passed out laughing!!!
A remake of a raunchy British farce, starring Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan, two of the funniest men on the planet, directed by...Neil LaBute? You mean that guy that directs dramas where people spend all of their time talking to each other? Yep, that guy. It's an odd choice, and one that does not help Death At A Funeral, a movie that seems very unnecessary.
I'm of the opinion that you remake a movie if you can improve on the original. At least wait until that movie is a few years old. Death At A Funeral does neither of these. The original was made in 2007. Not only is this almost a shot for shot remake, but Peter Dinklage returns to play the exact same role he played before. The only real difference here is that the film is transported to Los Angeles with a mostly African American cast. That the cast is filled with such talents as Rock, Morgan, and Martin Lawrence makes it even more disappointing.
LaBute does allow for some very funny moments, but they mostly involve the supporting cast. He's got these leading comic talents, and he restrains them for some reason. Why would you do that? But really, that's the question I was asking the whole time. There is just no point to this film, and I think those involved agreed with me.
not as good as the first version, but still a good time at the movies. director neil labute does a good job of keeping the movie from getting bogged down, and keeps the plot moving while still giving the performers enough room to show their natural comedic skills.