‘Death At A Funeral’ a lifeless remake

‘Death At A Funeral’ a lifeless remake

Cert 15, 88 mins, Comedy

When their father dies, Aaron (Chris Rock) and his novelist brother, Ryan (Martin Lawrence), rush to the side of their mother, Cynthia (Loretta Devine).

Cousin Elaine (Zoe Saldana) and her boyfriend Oscar (James Marsden) arrive for the service, while Aaron’s wife Michelle (Regina Hall), who is desperate to fall pregnant, endures barbed quips from Cynthia.

Curmudgeonly wheelchair user Uncle Russell (Danny Glover) kicks up a stink — literally — before a mislabelled bottle of hallucinogenic drugs wreaks havoc.

The sombre mood is shattered when a stranger called Frank (Peter Dinklage) arrives with a shocking secret about the deceased.

‘Death At A Funeral’ is a lifeless remake of a 2007 British comedy of errors of the same name.

Rating: 2/5

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