Friday, April 16, 2010


So the (apparently shot-for-shot) remake of the 2007 Frank Oz comedy, Death at a Funeral, is getting decent reviews. Maybe it will be okay. It might make the original British film more accessible to US audiences considering the remake stars Chris Rock and some other brilliant comedians. I still cannot associate Neil LaBute with an almost slapstick comedy like this film is. But very much looking forward to James Marsden's performance.

1 comment:

Adam said...

I still don't see the point of the remake. The original came out only three years ago! And it's not even like it was in a foreign language (we know how American audiences hate to read). I totally agree about Labute seeming like a bizarre choice of director though.

Granted, I haven't seen the original, so maybe it left room for improvement? All the reviews I've seen thus far have been mixed to negative, so apparently it hasn't been improved THAT much.

On the other hand, I can't think of anything that wouldn't be improved by a naked James Marsden.