Death At A Funeral (2010)

Theatrical Release: April 16, 2010
Death At A Funeral (2010)


Directed by Neil LaBute, Death at a Funeral is a hilarious day in the life of an American family come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest. As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem.

Dove Review

I have heard that the original film version of this movie had some genuinely funny moments. This one doesn’t have many, and certainly the viewer is hard pressed to find any which would be suitable for family viewing.

Unfortunately, this is a raucous film with plenty of emphasis on sex. The jokes involve hallucinogenic drugs, dead bodies, nudity and…well, need I go on?

These characters do not know what the word “embarrassed” means at all, which might be a sad comment on some of today’s “entertainment”. However, there is hope. Thank God for “The Perfect Game”, opening on a smaller scale this weekend. If you get a chance to see it, it is a quality family film in every sense of the word “quality.” Also, “Letters to God” is currently showing and it is another example of using the big screen in a positive way for families. As for “Death At A Funeral” we are unable to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Frank sexual comments; close up on woman's rear; man says he was a lover to a deceased gay man; a comment about having gay sex; a comment revealing sex had taken place by a couple; innuendos; a woman says she is pregnant.
Language: A lot of strong language and profanities throughout the film including the F word; GD and J.
Violence: Some physical violence played for comedy; a woman is knocked aside by another woman; a man hits the driver of a car with his cane from the back seat; a man is pushed down; a man is tossed over a sofa; a man falls and bangs his head on a glass coffee table; a man forces a kiss on a woman who slaps him; a man slaps a man to calm him down; a woman strikes a man; a man who is being carried is dropped.
Drugs: Several "get high" comments; acid is unknowingly taken; a "meth" comment; another man unknowingly takes some acid; a woman admits to having gotten very drunk; a man who is sitting on a roof is high from drugs.
Nudity: Strong cleavage; side of man's rear seen as he gets up from a toilet; nude artistic paintings include male rear nudity; rear male nudity and penis seen on statues; man in boxers; a photo of a man wearing practically nothing; rear male nudity.
Other: Comments about a character's weight; a character gives a Nazi salute; disrespect shown toward some women.


Company: Sony/Screen Gems
Writer: Dean Craig
Director: Neil LaBute
Producer: William Horberg
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter