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Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral at IMDB

This is a Frank Oz movie about a funeral where just about everything that can go wrong does. The only thing that could have been worse would have been the deceased not being dead. The mourning starts off on the wrong foot when the mortuary brings the wrong corpse, and things don't improve.

There's an obnoxious old man, a blackmail subplot, a case of some mistaken drug consumption, repeated "problems" in/with the coffin (the wrong body is the first), rude relatives, sibling rivalry, the guy who just came to hit on one of the women, nudity on the roof, some toilet troubles, a near riot, and a desparate hope that people will have forgotten that Peter Dinklage (if you don't know: who stands out in any group, as he is four-foot-five) showed up.

Five caskets out of five.

Final thought: Sandra: Tea can do many things, Jane, but it can't bring back the dead.