Death at a Funeral

Rated 4.0

Rowdy dark humor in a contemporary British vein. Everything at the funeral of a well-to-do man goes farcically wrong—or at least wildly off-kilter—as assorted family secrets leap into view. Drug jokes, a bit of excremental farce and some puzzles of sexual attraction are key pretexts for nifty comic performances by Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Kris Marshall and Alan Tudyk. Daisy Donovan and Jane Asher are fine as the female foils for a dozen or so species of male madness. Somehow, director Frank Oz has made the lowbrow japes and highbrow manners into a smoothly satisfying blend of comic entertainment.