Death at a Funeral – Un funeral de muerte (2007)

Death at a Funeral (en España: Un funeral de muerte, en Hispanoamérica: Muerte en un funeral) es una comedia negra del año 2007 dirigida por Frank Oz y escrita por Dean Craig. La película, estrenada en Estados Unidos el 17 de agosto de 2007, es protagonizada por Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Graves, Alan Tudyk y Peter Dinklage.

Una disfuncional familia inglesa prepara el funeral del patriarca. La tensión crece a medida que las antiguas rencillas entre los hijos surgen de nuevo. La aparición de un extraño que afirma que el difunto ocultaba un oscuro secreto sólo empeora las cosas, lo que obliga a la familia a tomar medidas drásticas para evitar que el funeral se convierta en un desastre total.

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Death at a Funeral is a 2007 British 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.

Ruthe Stein of the San Francisco Chronicle said the film is «in the tradition of those classics, in black-and-white and starring Peter Sellers or Alec Guinness, in which disasters keep piling up, each one more drolly funny than the last. That’s high praise for Death but no more than it deserves. The humor manages to be simultaneously sophisticated, supremely silly and very dark . . . The casting couldn’t be better. With no big stars to upset the balance, the actors work together as a true ensemble, the best since Little Miss Sunshine.»

Phelim O’Neill of The Guardian rated it two out of five stars and commented, «Scientists believe that black holes can slow down the progress of time. A similar effect can be felt by viewers of this damp squib of a farce as it grinds on from one lame set-up to the next. This sort of sub-Alan Ayckbourn trawl might work on stage but never on the big screen, where all the deficiencies of the form are thrown into sharp relief. From Oz downwards, the credits are full of familiar names foolishly squandering the goodwill their past works have generated.»

Director Frank Oz won the Audience Award at both the US Comedy Arts Festival and the Locarno International Film Festival.

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