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Death at a Funeral (2007)

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Release Date
 USA: Aug 17, 2007

Budget $9,000,000
BoxOffice: $2.9M

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and drug content.

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Country USA | Germany | UK | Netherlands

Production Companies
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Parabolic Pictures Inc., Stable Way Entertainment, VIP 1 Medienfonds, VIP 2 Medienfonds, Target Media Entertainment (co-production), Film Sales Financing

Studio MGM

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Genre: Comedy

Tagline: From director Frank Oz comes the story of a family that puts the F U in funeral.

Plot: A dignified send-off for a loved one erupts into uproarious chaos when romance, jealousy, in-laws, hallucinogens, dark secrets, life-long yearnings and a spot of bold blackmail all collide in the irreverent British comedy DEATH AT A FUNERAL. Directed by Frank Oz (Bowfinger, In & Out) and featuring a cast made up of the cream of Britain's crop, the film mischievously explores what happens on the day when a typically divided family is finally forced to come to terms with each other's - bad behavior, outrageous faults, skeletons in the closet and all.

On the morning of their father's funeral, the family and friends of the deceased each arrive with his or her own roiling anxieties. Son Daniel (MATTHEW MACFADYEN) knows he will have to face his flirty, blow-hard, famous-novelist brother Robert (RUPERT GRAVES) who's just flown in from New York, not to mention the promises of a new life he's made to his wife Jane (KEELY HAWES). Meanwhile, Daniel's cousin Martha (DAISY DONOVAN) and her dependable new fiance Simon (ALAN TUDYK) are desperate to make a good impression on Martha's uptight father - a plan that literally goes out the window when Simon accidentally ingests a designer drug en route to the service, leaving him prone to uncontrollable bouts of delirium and nudity in front of his

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 Directed by
Frank Oz
The Score, Bowfinger, In & Out
 Written by
Dean Craig
Keeley Hawes
The Bank Job, The Avengers, A Cock and Bull Story
Ewen Bremner
Snatch., Trainspotting, Pearl Harbor
Alan Tudyk
Knocked Up, 3:10 to Yuma, Serenity
Jane Asher
Alfie, The Masque of the Red Death, The Quatermass Xperiment
Matthew Macfadyen
Pride & Prejudice, Enigma, Maybe Baby
Andy Nyman
Severance, Uprising, Dead Babies
Daisy Donovan
Millions, Second Nature, Poirot: Death on the Nile
 Music By
Murray Gold
Alien Autopsy, Beautiful Creatures, Miranda

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