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Funeral remake trailer

12.09.2009

Whoa. What the hell? I just had to hit the delete key and rewrite this entire article after I realized that this movie, DEATH AT A FUNERAL, is an African-American-ized remake of a 2007 film by Frank Oz, one that even shares a primary cast member in the form of Peter Dinklage, playing the same role in both films. The original movie was a black comedy, in terms of humor, but now literally, it’s been turned into a black comedy in terms of cast as well.

What the...? Why the…? Am I missing something here? I know we’re all about remakes these days, but this is like reshooting IN BRUGES two years later with Dave Chappelle and Forest Whitaker, but keeping Ralph Fiennes as the bad guy. Why would you do it? It’s not even in another language! Maybe this version will retain the wit and cleverness of the original, but I’m still just mostly confused about this whole scenario more than anything else.

Watch the trailer below or go to Yahoo! for HD.

Extra Tidbit: Here’s the trailer for the original film in case you were curious. Can you think of any other times someone has played the same role twice in the original and remake of a movie?
Source: Yahoo!

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1:50PM on 12/12/2009
sigh... you uptight people act like chris rock is not funny
sigh... you uptight people act like chris rock is not funny
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5:25AM on 12/12/2009

hero

Gérard Depardieu played the same role in my father, the hero
he played the same role in the french original
Gérard Depardieu played the same role in my father, the hero
he played the same role in the french original
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8:01PM on 12/10/2009

Please America

Do not make this a hit!
Do not make this a hit!
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10:28AM on 12/10/2009

Looks Hilarious

Way too much hate directed towards this film from you guys. This film's got Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence, two very talented stand up comics. The general public doesn't give a shit about this being a remake. They're gonna go see this and laugh their ass off.
Way too much hate directed towards this film from you guys. This film's got Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence, two very talented stand up comics. The general public doesn't give a shit about this being a remake. They're gonna go see this and laugh their ass off.
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12:44AM on 12/11/2009
Which further proves that Hollywood will continue to shovel us shit (and in this case, turn something that's already good into shit) as long as people keep eating it.
Which further proves that Hollywood will continue to shovel us shit (and in this case, turn something that's already good into shit) as long as people keep eating it.
10:27AM on 12/10/2009

Looks Hilarious

Way too much hate directed towards this film from you guys. This film's got Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence, two very talented stand up comics. The general public doesn't give a shit about this being a remake. They're gonna go see this and laugh their ass off.
Way too much hate directed towards this film from you guys. This film's got Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence, two very talented stand up comics. The general public doesn't give a shit about this being a remake. They're gonna go see this and laugh their ass off.
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7:46AM on 12/10/2009
Retarded.
Retarded.
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11:45PM on 12/09/2009

This is...

The bullshittiest bullshit ever to have been bullshittily shat out of a bull.

In short (shit?), BULLSHIT.
The bullshittiest bullshit ever to have been bullshittily shat out of a bull.

In short (shit?), BULLSHIT.
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8:10PM on 12/09/2009

NO!

James Marsden obviously has never done hallucinogens...Alan Tudyk definitely has. That alone will make this movie suck :/
James Marsden obviously has never done hallucinogens...Alan Tudyk definitely has. That alone will make this movie suck :/
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8:06PM on 12/09/2009

Star Trek?

Leonard Nemoy plays Spock in the original and remake of Star Trek... or would you call it a remake?
Leonard Nemoy plays Spock in the original and remake of Star Trek... or would you call it a remake?
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6:53PM on 12/09/2009

no wee man tho

the brit film had a midget character, this one doesnt...i think theres a little bit of racism there....cutting out the little guy
the brit film had a midget character, this one doesnt...i think theres a little bit of racism there....cutting out the little guy
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8:14PM on 12/09/2009
I have to ask, did you even watch the trailer or read the article? I ask because not only is the dwarf (I think they prefer to be called dwarves) character still there, it's the same actor portraying him.
I have to ask, did you even watch the trailer or read the article? I ask because not only is the dwarf (I think they prefer to be called dwarves) character still there, it's the same actor portraying him.
6:40PM on 12/09/2009
Hollywood remaking a 3 years old Hollywood film - wow - no shame left...pathetic... what's next? A Twilight remake with Little Bow Wow?
Hollywood remaking a 3 years old Hollywood film - wow - no shame left...pathetic... what's next? A Twilight remake with Little Bow Wow?
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6:39PM on 12/09/2009

I don't care...

this looks like the funniest thing Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence have done in 10 years.

I'm all for it.
this looks like the funniest thing Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence have done in 10 years.

I'm all for it.
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6:06PM on 12/09/2009

ugh

Brilliant idea; let's remake a movie based not on acting and character conflicts but on racism. Way to fucking go.
Brilliant idea; let's remake a movie based not on acting and character conflicts but on racism. Way to fucking go.
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5:26PM on 12/09/2009

Not the worst but close.

Watch The Exorcist: The Beginning and The Exorcist: Oblivion. The comparisons, actors and release dates will blow your mind.
Watch The Exorcist: The Beginning and The Exorcist: Oblivion. The comparisons, actors and release dates will blow your mind.
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5:40PM on 12/09/2009
They are different cuts of the same movie.
They are different cuts of the same movie.
6:38PM on 12/09/2009
The Exorcist: The Beginning and The Exorcist: Oblivion are two different films by two different directors (Shrader and Harlin) not the same film cut differently.
The Exorcist: The Beginning and The Exorcist: Oblivion are two different films by two different directors (Shrader and Harlin) not the same film cut differently.
7:04PM on 12/09/2009
Repo and The Arrow...


It's not Oblivion its Dominion


And I think Dominion was much better than The Beginning(though it still sucked)
Repo and The Arrow...


It's not Oblivion its Dominion


And I think Dominion was much better than The Beginning(though it still sucked)
4:57PM on 12/09/2009
Connery played Bond in both Thunderball and the remake Never Say Never Again
Connery played Bond in both Thunderball and the remake Never Say Never Again
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4:33PM on 12/09/2009
"reshooting IN BRUGES two years later with Dave Chappelle and Forest Whitaker".... that would be incredible.

I'd take Dave Chappelle in ANYTHING right now.
"reshooting IN BRUGES two years later with Dave Chappelle and Forest Whitaker".... that would be incredible.

I'd take Dave Chappelle in ANYTHING right now.
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4:30PM on 12/09/2009
There's also a hindi movie that's exactly the same but more brown...
There's also a hindi movie that's exactly the same but more brown...
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3:37PM on 12/09/2009

So strange

Its not like the original was even that good.
Its not like the original was even that good.
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2:54PM on 12/09/2009

Yeaaah

I'm not so sure about this one. :(
I'm not so sure about this one. :(
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2:51PM on 12/09/2009
Michael Caine was in the 1972 film "Sleuth" and the 2007 remake. Only he didnt play the same character.
Also i have to say the only redeeming thing about this unnecessary remake is James Marsden.
Michael Caine was in the 1972 film "Sleuth" and the 2007 remake. Only he didnt play the same character.
Also i have to say the only redeeming thing about this unnecessary remake is James Marsden.
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2:39PM on 12/09/2009
Everyone involved in this production should be embarrassed. They've managed to take everything that was funny in the original and turn it into absolute shit. It's bad enough that they're remaking something that's not only two years old, but DOESN'T need to be remade!

It's crap like this that makes me ashamed to be American, because we feel we have to Americanize great foreign films (which is to say, dumb it down) instead of getting off our high horses and expanding our culture. I can't
Everyone involved in this production should be embarrassed. They've managed to take everything that was funny in the original and turn it into absolute shit. It's bad enough that they're remaking something that's not only two years old, but DOESN'T need to be remade!

It's crap like this that makes me ashamed to be American, because we feel we have to Americanize great foreign films (which is to say, dumb it down) instead of getting off our high horses and expanding our culture. I can't even begin to explain how irate this makes me.
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4:50PM on 12/09/2009
probably about as irate as asian audiences are when they see that sterling example of Chinese culture Short Round on screen.
probably about as irate as asian audiences are when they see that sterling example of Chinese culture Short Round on screen.
6:48PM on 12/09/2009
More like as irate as Indian audiences regarding the sterling example of Indian culture when they watch "Temple of Doom", considering their culture is more prevalent in the movie and, in my experience, they're more outspoken about it than the Chinese. But, considering my screen name and avatar I can see why you went the Chinese route.
More like as irate as Indian audiences regarding the sterling example of Indian culture when they watch "Temple of Doom", considering their culture is more prevalent in the movie and, in my experience, they're more outspoken about it than the Chinese. But, considering my screen name and avatar I can see why you went the Chinese route.
2:30PM on 12/09/2009

Dual Roles

Penelope Cruz played the same role in Abre Los Ojos, and then the American remake, Vanilla Sky! Why?!
Penelope Cruz played the same role in Abre Los Ojos, and then the American remake, Vanilla Sky! Why?!
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2:29PM on 12/09/2009
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY DID THEY DO THIS?????
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY DID THEY DO THIS?????
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4:43PM on 12/09/2009
MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY is why they did this.
MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY is why they did this.
2:29PM on 12/09/2009
what.... the.... FUCK
what.... the.... FUCK
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2:27PM on 12/09/2009

Sigh.

The original British Death at a Funeral is one of my favorite comedies. It's zany, it's funny, and it's always entertaining. This movie looks... far less funny. Even though nearly every joke is exactly the same, you just can't replace that cast.
The original British Death at a Funeral is one of my favorite comedies. It's zany, it's funny, and it's always entertaining. This movie looks... far less funny. Even though nearly every joke is exactly the same, you just can't replace that cast.
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2:26PM on 12/09/2009
looks like crap. and after this stunt they will still claim the white man steals all of the black mans ideas.
looks like crap. and after this stunt they will still claim the white man steals all of the black mans ideas.
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4:14PM on 12/09/2009
who said this? who's "they"? Berry Gordy?

You know Neil Labute's white right?

very knee-jerk, uncle dennis.

who said this? who's "they"? Berry Gordy?

You know Neil Labute's white right?

very knee-jerk, uncle dennis.

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