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 in this dramedy directed by Frank Oz and starring Peter Dinklage, Matthew Macfadyen and Rupert Graves. The dysfunctional family grows wackier as the deceased's sons decide they can't let the rest of the guests get wind of this revelation. But can they get the cat back into the bag?
Anytime you see a film with the words "funeral" and "Death" in them you don't think of a light-hearted film but that's just what you get here and more. Most of the cast here is British, some of which you may not recognize but they are all terrific. Alan Tudyk is fantastic each time he's on screen, it's nice to him him in a bigger role so he can showcase his talent more. Director Frank Oz did a great job telling the story which only spans an afternoon, but he manages to make the character interesting and believable while supplying us with some of the best humor I have seen recently. There was times when I could not stop laughing it was that funny. Death at a Funeral is full of full of bizarre scenes that make this film unique and with it's amazing cast and wonderful direction it's easily one of the best black-comedies to come along in some time, and the wackiest funeral film I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing.The DVD comes with the Special Features:
Commentary with Director Frank Oz
Commentary with Writer Dean Craig and Actors Alan Tudyk and Andy Nyman
Released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. ***** Out Of *****