10 September 2007

Death at a Funeral

"Death at a Funeral" is one of the best movies I've seen in ages. It's hysterical. The action takes place over one day at the home of the deceased. One thing after another goes wrong, usually embarrassingly so. I laughed so hard I was almost in pain.

It's one of those movies where you see the character rather than the actor ("Hey, that's Hugh Grant.") Even so, I recognized two of the actors from two of my favorite films: Pride and Prejudice and A Room with a View. And the actor who plays Simon played Steve the Pirate (so incredibly silly) in Dodgeball.

Here is the trailer. I'm happy to report that all of the good bits aren't in the preview.


Eclectchick said...

It was really great, but would've been better with the luscious Hugh.

P.S. You are SO busted! You've seen "Dodgeball"??? I thought you were a discerning moviegoer. Can members be ditched from S&C for an offense such as this?

rigtenzin said...

That looks good. I hope you're telling the truth about the good parts not being included in the trailer.

Sophzilla said...

I'm all about the truthiness. It's a hoot! Except for the gory bits. :)

Sanning said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Isn't that the BEST movie. I saw it with two friends who also happen to be in the liturgical studies program with me. They both agreed that I should be able to get extra credit for seeing the movie. One of my courses is "Rites of the Sick, Death and Dying." The fun poked at the whole ritual milieu of funerals is perfect!