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It's A Wonderful Afterlife [DVD]

Zoe Wanamaker , Shabana Azmi , Gurinder Chadha    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Zoe Wanamaker, Shabana Azmi, Mark Addy, Sally Hawkins, Sendhil Ramamurthy
  • Directors: Gurinder Chadha
  • Format: DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Icon Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Aug 2010
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003NVSGRW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,367 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

British comedy horror in which an Indian mother takes her obsession with marriage a little too far. Widow Mrs Sethi (Shabana Azmi) is desperate to see her only daughter, Rupi (Goldy Notay), get married. When Rupi is rudely rejected by a series of suitors, Mrs Sethi resorts to cooking her killer curry in order to bump them off, one by one. But the spirits of her victims soon come back to haunt her as they are unable to be reincarnated until their murderer dies. Mrs Sethi must now kill herself in order to free the spirits, but is determined to get her daughter married off before she enters the afterlife.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I laughed all the way through 2 July 2010
By cusally
Format:DVD
i saw this at the cinema - the reviews were terrible but I'm used to critics "not getting" bollywood and humour.
it was a bit slow in places - with panoramic sweeps of the city etc, but clearly that is to be of interest overseas. The plot was good, the one liners were superb, and the black humour very funny. Yes its about murder, but humourous murder - who could quibble about that when there are so many vile violent films out there ?
and the food fight - if you can call it that, was very funny indeed, the slowmotion poppadoms shattering everywhere, the sag aloo splattering down, very very funny, very arty and yet had an inner dignity
still giggle at the vegetarian ghost who complains that she has been murdered with a meat skewer - you could have used a paneer skewer she plaintively cries.
my only negaitive remark is that some of the minor characters were rather one dimemsional - the police are UK police but they behave just like indian police would in a film, so again I'd guess that is for the export market
I'm ordering the DVD so my mum can watch it with me, she is going to love it too
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 18 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
I was put off watching this by all the negative reviews and totally regret that now because it is a fabulous movie.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh-out-loud and feel good! 19 Jan 2011
By Christy
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I went to see this movie after returning from my first visit to India and feeling very 'homesick'! It had me laughing throughout. It is a bit silly and bizarre in places, but overall is really entertaining, with a lovely feel-good ending! Relating to some of the Indian phrases/food/jokes, etc, I picked up on holiday there, made this film even more funny and personal! Would definitely recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and funny 4 Mar 2013
By H. Eves
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I read about this film online and thought it looked good so I boughton the off chance what I had read was true. It was! I really enjoyed the film, from the comedy to the romance. Good acting and funny story, wish there were more movies like this one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars murderously funny in an innocent way! 19 Nov 2013
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I have not laughed so much in ages! Watched this film late at night and immediately came on Amazon to order it as know my family will love it! Great fun low budget film! Great cast! Very silly plot, wonderfully acted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny 25 Sep 2013
By Sam
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Great dvd
Really funny film - loved the characters in it
Plenty of laughs had watching this film - recommend
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Greatly Underrated Comedy 10 Feb 2013
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Funny and charming, this is a light-hearted comedy that is not to be taken too seriously. It's got a stellar cast and is definitely worth a watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this film 6 Jan 2013
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A really funny film has a family we have watched it many times although the mother murders many people even the victims offer to help her
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very funny
Published 1 month ago by D. A. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
interesting
Published 1 month ago by R Guy
3.0 out of 5 stars Caprawood
Absolutely crackers British Asian fantasy from Gurinder Chadha, and starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jimi Mistry and Zoe Wannamaker amongst others. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Scaroth, Last of the Jagaroth
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best, most underrated comedies ever
one of the best , most underrated comedies ever, so funny, doesn't take itself seriously unlike some other British comedies, I have bought 3 copies for other people, not had one... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good
Published 3 months ago by carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding piece of kitsch British comedy
Outstanding piece of kitsch British comedy. If you liked East is East and The Full Monty then this will be one you'll enjoy.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. C. Frost
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Wonderful Afterlife DVD
What a good film, not side splittingly funny,but very amusing, I love films like this,very light hearted, all the cast were brilliant,they
all looked like they really enjoyed... Read more
Published 7 months ago by margaret sloan
5.0 out of 5 stars funny
i just love these film have since i watched it on film 4, its funny as these sweet mother is just trying to find her daughter a husband so she can die in peace knowing her daughter... Read more
Published 9 months ago by sweet and short
1.0 out of 5 stars Dire
Unfunny, predictable, stereotypical drama about an attractive chap, who is inexplicably single who meets a pleasant but not too attractive woman and they end up together. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Junius
4.0 out of 5 stars Great brit-asian horror-comedy.with a touch of curry!.
This film is a pearl in the genre of horror-comedy. I love it!
I love Bollywood-films so the only thing iI missed was some song and dance. But this film is not Bollywood.
Published 16 months ago by Kent B. Goldschmidt
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