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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 24 March 2011
This film will have you crying tears of laughter. A true masterpiece of British cinema with some very well known faces.

A father dies and his beloved wife and sons and various extended family gather to mourn him. The humour starts to build on the journey to the funueral and just gets better and better. When a mysterious mourner appears and reveals something rather shocking a full-on riot of mirth ensues.

This has humour for all tastes, sarcasm, slap stick, toilet (literally) and plenty of belly laughs on the side. This is a not-to-be overlooked work of comedic genius. I can watch it again and again and again.
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on 27 March 2017
Very funny film with great acting, fast delivery.
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on 19 May 2017
A black comedy with the sharpest wit that will make you cringe and laugh at the same time
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on 5 June 2017
Very funny film
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on 4 June 2017
Funny movie
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on 1 March 2017
A movie you will want to watch many times. Great acting from all concerned. A laugh a minute if you like black humour.
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on 15 January 2014
Great english film, funny with a few well known faces in it. If you like the Channel 4 type UK films you will love this. Some good classic comedy memories that will keep you lauighing for days.
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on 25 March 2017
Hilarious
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This British comedy set in a house hosting a funeral with a small central cast has the feel of a stage production about it. At first it seems that the performances and scenarios are a tad over-the-top (more as you'd expect from a theatre performance) but the main character Daniel is grounded in reality and stops the film from descending into the ridiculous.

Daniel is the loyal son whose father is being buried, he's organised (and forked out for) the funeral and is dealing not only with his grief, but also with living in the shadow of his brother, a successful novelist whom everyone is very excited to meet. Just as it looks like this is going to become a very bland middle-class comedy drama, a series of events turn the day into a farce and the results are often genuinely funny. The film impressively manages to not become overly sentimental; with the strained relationship between two brothers being a key plotline it would have been easy to have become sanctimonious cheese but it avoids it.

A toilet incident, hallucinogenic drugs, and a blackmailing dwarf all manage to add humour but it has to be said that you see each joke coming. As long as you don't expect too much from the film and accept that this is a slow flick which gathers pace halfway through rather than ground-breaking British comedy, then you'll be able to enjoy it for what it is.

In a nutshell: A comedy which succeeds in making you laugh, it doesn't show you anything particularly new but this is still an entertaining film. I've not yet seen the American remake but I suspect it isn't as well acted or as subtle when it comes to the emotional side of things.
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on 15 January 2010
Bought this DVD for my fathers birthday and we watched it tonight. None of us had ever heard of it before but the cast list was impressive. However there is always that worry that you may not have heard about it because it was that bad! We didnt need to worry though it was very very funny. Sometimes a little over the top and no subjects are taboo, but we didnt mind we still all laughed out loud.
So if you dont mind a little nudity, bathroom humour and lots of black death jokes then you will also like this! The storyline too does not always go the way you might expect! Excellent and wonderful cast too.
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