Death at a Funeral
In this black comedy from director Frank Oz, the funeral for the patriarch of a wealthy but eccentric British clan is turned topsy-turvy when a stranger appears, claiming to be the dead man's gay lover.
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- Frank Oz
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
Full Screen 1.33:1, Widescreen 1.85:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; gag reel.
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HDOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although this British farce is a comedy, its adult themes -- mortality, mourning, in-law stress -- probably won't appeal to kids and younger teens. Which isn't to say that the grown-up characters act much like adults. In fact, they behave at their very worst (which makes for funny setups, but hardly stellar examples for impressionable young viewers). Sibling rivalry, sexual secrets, drug use, and more are all in the mix, and there's also plenty of profanity ("f--k," "s--t," "wanker") and a couple of shots of a bare butt (in a nonsexual way).
- Sexual Content
- Nudity, though not of a sexual nature (a man's backside is in full view, once in closeup). No sexual encounters, though there are plenty of allusions to them. Two bodies are placed, fully clothed, in a compromising position.
- Men brawl in the middle of a solemn event; a woman attacks a guest once she discovers the scandalous secret he's harboring.
- Nearly everyone swears a blue streak, including an octogenarian character. All the typical expletives are used, plus some British terms: "f--k," "s--t," "damn," "wanker," etc.
- Social Behavior
- Blackmail, pill-popping, and sibling rivalry galore. An older man tries to pick up a much younger woman at his father's funeral, another waits to pounce on his ex, and four men restrain -- and nearly kill -- a guest. Some homophobic jokes and scatological humor.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A few guests are fed hallucinogenic drugs (one forcefully, the other accidentally) posing as Valium.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it