Death at a Funeral is a British black comedy film directed by Frank Oz. The screenplay by Dean Craig focuses on a family attempting to resolve a variety of problems while attending the funeral of the patriarch.
In England, Daniel and his wife Jane live with his parents, while Daniel’s brother Robert is a renowned novelist living in New York City. The story begins on the day of their father’s funeral. Robert arrives, having flown First Class, but declines to help finance the funeral, leaving Daniel to cover all the expenses. As guests begin to arrive, Daniel struggles to complete a eulogy, even though everyone expects Robert will be the one to deliver it.
Daniel’s cousin Martha and her fiancé Simon are desperate to make a good impression on Martha’s father Victor. Their hopes for doing so are dashed when Martha, hoping to calm Simon’s nerves, gives him what she believes is Valium but is actually a hallucinogenic designer drug manufactured by her brother Troy, a pharmacy student.
Director: Frank Oz
Writer: Dean Craig
Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner, Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk, Keeley Hawes, Rupert Graves
|Matthew Macfadyen||…||Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen)|
|Peter Vaughan||…||Uncle Alfie|
|Thomas Wheatley||…||The Reverend|
|Angela Curran||…||Sandra’s Friend|
|Gareth Milne||…||Stunt Coordinator / Edward|
|Paul Buchanan||…||Pall Bearer (uncredited)|
|Kelly Eastwood||…||Katie (uncredited)|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia