Death At A Funeral (2007)

(On DVD, August 2008) This is not going to be a long review: Amiable funeral farce in which an ensemble of British-accented actors deal with a would-be blackmailer and accidental drug trips. Despite the language and the seemingly-dark theme, this is an innocuous and friendly film that mixes gross laughs with more emotionally complex moments to produce a hard-to-dislike comedy film. The actors are fine (with Alan Tudyk a highlight), the direction is unobtrusive and the script is a little wonder of weaving subplots. Not a bad choice for a comfortable movie night. The DVD contains a director’s audio commentary that’s impossible to dislike.

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