Death at a Funeral Review

Boh Suh, Staff Writer

If you just look at the title, “Death at a Funeral” sounds like a depressing or scary movie.

However, this movie is far from those and is a comedy movie. It has a depressing part because of death at a funeral, but the movie also focuses on what can go wrong in the funeral. “Death at a Funeral” was released in 2010, and the genre of the movie is a mixture of comedy and dark comedy.

Many well-known movie stars are in the movie, including Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine, Keith David, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, Martin Lawrence, Marsden, Zoe Saldana and so on. Some people make an appearance for only a couple of minutes. For example, Kevin Hart only shows for a moment, but he still brings his presence to the table.

After watching the movie, I started watching the television show “Everybody Hates Chris,” created by Chris Rock, which will be in the next issue.

Anyhow, the basic storyline of “Death at a Funeral” is that Aaron, played by Chris Rock, prepares for his father’s funeral. However, things get out of hand when his brother, Ryan, and his relatives came to the funeral. The typical family drama, hallucination from drugs, kidnapping, coffin moving–you name it, it is there.

When I saw the rating in different review sites, it does not seem that high, but I laughed so much, and people would be surprised with the different comedic scenes that the movie provides. It is an R-rated movie, so expect some vulgar and adult content.

Rotten Tomato Rating: 43%

Rotten Tomato Audience Rating: 45%

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

*The ratings are based on 2/14/2021.