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must watch :Death at a funeral

March 2, 2008

Can I please pat myself for deciding to see this movie based solely on the the title and the poster .The only person in the cast I was familiar with was a Kris Marshal from Love Actually – a movie I must have watched atleast 5 times.

Death at a funeral is short (90 minutes) and funny .Only 90 minutes.Thats less than the amount of time it took for Jodha to get within lips length of Akbar.Hats off to those who sat through the entire 4 hours .

Its starts as a typical british dark humour (not humor) -dark -who else will find humour in a funeral (remember Four Weddings and a funeral) , but thats only for the first half an hour.The rest is a madhouse at a funeral -with the typical settings of a genteel propah british upper class family. I wonder why most British comedies are centered around family settings -cranky Uncles, cousins , fiances ,rebellious sons of respectable uptight fathers -the entire medlee thrown together against a backdrop of the perfect house in a rural setting. P.G.Wodehouse anyone?

What I like most were the hallucinated expressions of Simon.He was supposed to pally up with pa-in-law who didnt look at him favourably and things went downhill when he accidentally had acid pills from his amateur pharmacologist brother-in-law who was also experimenting with other kinds of designer pills.

More than the plot it was the superb timing and priceless expressions of the entire cast.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2008 1:46 pm

    i remember this movie, saw it a month or so back. It is indeed a good movie…glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
    That should have brought a smile on! 😀

  2. March 3, 2008 1:47 pm

    And it seems you even got a visitor from norway or is that sweden?

  3. sid permalink
    March 4, 2008 4:22 pm

    ur blog is as hilarious as the movie:-)absolutely agree on the movie..it was really good..probably we liked it more so because we went without expectations..i wanted to watch the oscar nominees..but am so glad u suggested this…wud hv loved to read a complete review of jodha akbar from u 😉 if only u had the patience to watch it

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