A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.

Director:

Michael Clancy

Writer:

Michael Clancy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zooey Deschanel ... Kate Collins
Micole Mercurio ... Delilah, Barbara Collins' Neighbor
Lucy Boyle Lucy Boyle ... Girl in Dorm Room
Tania Gunadi ... Girl in Dorm Room
Kevin Ruf ... Commercial Dad
Alex Moore Alex Moore ... Young Daniel
Hank Azaria ... Daniel Collins
Michael Panes ... Adult Film Director
Michael Chapman ... Adult Film Cameraman
Vincent Castellanos ... Adult Film Actor
Lisa Maris ... Adult Film Actress
Ray Romano ... Skip Collins
Rocco Sisto ... District Attorney
Lana Antonova ... Lace (as Lana Novac)
Denise Dowse ... Judge Welsh
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Storyline

When three generations of a dysfunctional family gather in Rhode Island to bury the family patriarch, members of the Collins clan are at each other's throats in no time. Son Daniel is a secret porn actor, and daughter Lucy is a lesbian. Lucy totes along her lover Judy to the outrage of Lucy's aggressively neurotic sister Alice, whose hysterical overreaction to the pair's marriage plans ought to tell everyone something. Rounding out the delightful crowd are dim brother Skip, whose unfailingly rude twin sons offer caustic commentary on their elders' infantile predilections; matriarchal widow Charlotte, who becomes so justifiably distraught at the insanity of her children she tries to commit suicide; and Kate, a confused but comely college freshman who juggles preparation of the eulogy with internal debate over what to do with her childhood friend-turned-suitor, Ryan. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Last rites. Last words. Last laughs. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rip Torn and Hank Azaria played the same character, Patches O'houlihan in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) See more »

Goofs

When the man in the office is about to show the father's last will and testament video, instead of turning on the TV, he actually turns it off. The camera then cuts to the father's video, but the TV is on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kate Collins: [practicing out loud] Hey, you don't know me... I don't know you...
Kate Collins: [narration] Twice in my life I've had to deliver bad news to someone I'd never met. The first time involved a cat that ran out in the middle of my driver's test. This time was a bit trickier.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see Lucy and Judy's wedding party. Alice makes a toast and then hands the microphone to Skip, who tries to tell a "lesbian joke" before being attacked by Lucy and Judy, who clobber him with the mike. See more »

Connections

References Van Wilder (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues for Stu
Written and Performed by Robb Navrides
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Best Film I've Seen in Years
7 October 2005 | by spirits_ivSee all my reviews

This movie is a hilarious reminder that reality has nothing to do with what we think is true. Brilliant screenplay, exceptional cast, and LOL funny. If you loved "Harold & Maude," "Sideways," and/or "Wilder Napalm," you'll love this one too. Debra Winger continues to be a revelation. Ray Romano - who knew? Hank Azaria, perfect as always. Piper is the real surprise. I don't have anything else to say, but have to write 10 lines in order to get my two cents in. Is this crazy? Shorter and to the point is better. Anyway, whether my remarks get posted or not, this site is one of the very most useful and frequently consulted on our "favorites" list.


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Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2004 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Eulogy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,788, 17 October 2004

Gross USA:

$75,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,781
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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