The kind of British farce where various eccentrics come together, each with their own hang-ups to get them into trouble and that cause them towreak havoc on a normally solemn event. Complications devolve into chaos.

The problem with this setup in a post-Farrelly Brothers, post-“South Park” world is that nothing is really sacred or taboo anymore to illicit the kind of shock value that these works previously thrived on. Developing sympathetic or realistic characters also takes a backseat to upping the mayhem, which leaves you with little to hold your interest, since Funeral is only intermittently funny.

Grade: C+

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