Frank Oz's 2007 black comedy Death at a Funeral is given the remake treatment with an urban spin in this Chris Rock-produced production. When a dysfunctional clan reuintes to mourn the passing of the family patriarch, a respectful funeral quickly turns into an all-out fiasco marked by bitter resentment, blackmail attempts, and scandalous revelations. Dean Craig penned the script for director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man), with Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, and Danny Glover co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
This is one of the worst directed films of the year. Painfully awkward line readings and equally awkward shots of facial expressions abound! No surprise that the funniest bits were in the previews. All that talent, and it just didn't come together. Trust me- rent the Brittish original. Much better and also better than the rating given here on BB.
I have to agree that the original British one is soooooo much better. I was disappointed with this. Just because they are "colored" does not make it funnier. The script is almost exactly the same with very few changes.