“Tea can do many things Jane, but it can’t bring back the dead.”
Okay. I’m just going to put this right there on the table. I may ruffle a few feathers, but I believe it’s true. Death at a Funeral is one of the funniest movies of all time. Yes, I said it. This Brit comedy – we all know how much I love those – is one of the few that truly make me laugh out loud. I’ve seen the film countless times, and yet, after each additional viewing I find myself in rambunctious giggles as if it were the first.
This 2007 original production of Death at a Funeral is the definition of a must watch movie; a classic comedy, without being overly silly or ridiculous like so many comedic films seem to be today. Directed by Frank Oz, the film is downright hilarious, but also carries with it a sense of heart.
From the start of the film, you begin to understand that this is not your typical every day comedy. It’s unique; individual. It stands out amongst the crowd. With a plot unlike any other and the exemplary wit from its cast of characters, Death at a Funeral is a timeless farce that will, no doubt, cause you side-splitting laughter.
On the day of his father’s funeral, Daniel (Matthew Macfayden) immediately realizes that things are quickly falling apart, going from bad to worse. At first it’s just a few misguided mistakes – the funeral parlor bringing the wrong coffin and the usual family drama – but the trouble soon escalates, causing a long list of catastrophic events to spiral out of control . . . in a completely humorous way, of course.