Death At A Funeral

Synopsis: Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body; a cousin gives her fiancé a Valium from her brother's apartment, not knowing her brother is dealing drugs - it's LSD and the fiancé arrives at the funeral wildly stoned; Aaron's younger brother, Ryan, a successful writer, flies in from New York broke but arrogant; one uncle is angry over his daughter's choice of boyfriends, and the other is cranky and coarse. Add an ovulating wife, a jealous ex-boyfriend, and a short stranger who wants a word with Aaron - what could he want? Would another death solve Aaron's problems? And what about the eulogy?
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Neil LaBute
Production: Sony Pictures
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

as good a writer as your brother.

I just think that you need to let

someone actually read your book.

It's not ready yet.

Okay, fine. But don't forget,

we close on the house next week.

- I know.

- I mean, I love your mom,

but I am so ready to move.

I know, honey,

but we just got to get through today, okay?


I know this is rough.

But it's the last day of my cycle.

And I'm 37 years old, so we need to try to,

you know, we need to do it,

at least once today, okay?

- Babe.

- Yeah?

You're gonna have to switch that cycle

down to low for now, just for now.

Can we at least find the body first?

- Are you okay?

- Yeah, absolutely.

Okay, I'm a... I'm a little nervous.

Why, because you're gonna see

my dad again?

I just don't think I've ever been

so openly hated by anyone before.

Even my seventh graders aren't that mean.

I think he's gonna be more concerned today

that his brother just died than be...

- Babe.

- I'm sorry, baby. It's the traffic.

Right. Anyway, when I tell him

that we're getting married,

he's just gonna have to accept you. I...

- Jesus! Are you okay?

- Oh, my God.

- You asshole!

- F*ck you, bitch.

Oh, yeah, flip me off.

Can't you see there's a traffic jam?

You poke your eye out,

your father's gonna kill me.

- Oscar, baby.

- Yes.

- Look at me.

- Okay.

- Relax. Okay?

- All right.

Everything is fine. Okay? Breathe.


- Better?

- Better.

Oh, good. It's okay.

F*ck you!

I think you'll find that

everything is in perfect order.

Oh, so, now you wanna be professional.

You got your keys?

You got your BlackBerry?

Because once we bury him,

we not gonna dig him back up

just so you can tweet.

Look, I'm trying, okay?

Hey, how is your mother holding up, Aaron?

She's fine. She's in great health.

- There's no more business here.

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Dean Craig

Dean Craig (born October 25, 1974) is an English screenwriter and film director. In addition to his film work, Craig wrote the BBC television series Off The Hook. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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