Monday, December 7, 2009

Neil LaBute's Death at a Funeral gets a trailer.

I can't remember the last time I actually laughed out-loud at a trailer. This remake of a 2007 Frank Oz comedy looks like a genuinely witty little gem from Neil LaBute of all people. Of course, LaBute is the very definition of 'hit or miss'. When he scores, we get Nurse Betty or Lakeview Terrace. But when he botches it, we get The Wicker Man or Possession. Still, the cast alone will make this worth seeing. Kudos for getting James Marsden to again play to his comic side (he helped make Sex Drive watchable). Danny Glover is always fun when he's not taking himself seriously, and he appears to not be wearing his Shooter/2012 dentures this time. Everyone (Chris Rock, Zoe Saldana, Keith David, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Columbus Short, Luke Wilson, Peter Dinklage, Loretta Devine, etc) looks in top form and I now have very high hopes for this April 16th release. But in the meantime, I'll probably check out the original.

Scott Mendelson


Rusty said...

The original is hysterical.

PsychoPoet said...


I had the same thought. Picked it up for 8 bucks on amazon.

Marie said...

The original is one of the funnier films I've seen. Alan Tudyk is phenomenal. I'm surprised/disappointed there's a remake of something so good so soon.

Rusty said...

The original is hysterical.


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