Death at a Funeral (2007)
Death Has Complications!
I’d recommend this film for those who like their comedy a bit on the black side. This is the kind of humor the Brits do so well - intelligent, expertly delivered dialog and action that can make even the most unlikely situations hilarious.
The father of an upper class British family has died and son Daniel (Matthew MacFadyen) and his wife Jane (Keeley Hawes) have agreed to host the funeral and give his dearly departed father a dignified send off. After the mortuary first delivers the wrong corpse the tone is set for all the wrong things to happen. While he waits for the right body to show up, he also has to make sure all the guests show up so the service will be flawless. Naturally, the result is anything but, for a number of reasons: firstly, there's that problem with the eulogy, which will be delivered by Daniel even though everyone expects his brother Robert (Rupert Graves), a successful novelist, to take care of it; there's Uncle Alfie (Peter Vaughan), a cantankerous disabled potty-mouthed, old man who needs constant attention; there's Justin (Ewen Bremner), a slacker whose presence at the funeral is strictly related to his wish to get back together with his ex, Martha; and there's Simon (Alan Tudyk), Martha's current love interest, who unwittingly mistakes an hallucinogen for Valium and ends up frolicking naked on the roof top and Troy (Kris Marshall) an illegal drug manufacturer. And when it seems as though little else could support sanity, up pops a figure form the US (Peter Dinklage) with a secret about the deceased and proceeds to cause a situation that becomes the focal point of this zany funeral. It is 91 fast minutes of fun of a subject we do not generally laugh at.