Monday, September 10, 2007

Movie Watch! - Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral (2007) - This film has the typical dry, British wit that seems to complement the mild slapstick just fine. There were moments where I had a few minor chuckles, an occasional moment of genuine belly laughter, and many, many dry guffaws. The problem is that so much of this film reverts back to familiar territory that it's difficult for any of the situational humor to feel fresh. The jokes just feels far too much like the British humor I've come to expect. Matthew Macfadyen is a joy to watch, as are a few of the supporting characters, so expect to have a decently good time, but don't expect anything life-changing. Get it? Life-changing? See! That's about as funny as half the film was! 6/10


David said...

How was Mcavoy's performance?

Xavier said...

HE WASN'T IN IT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! And I knew that going into it too. I'm very capable of watching a movie without someone interesting to look at. Although Matthew Macfadyen was kinda cute.