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Dysfunctional family drama and black comedy with Malcolm McDowell and Max Beesley. An Irish family comes together for the father's wake, rehashing old arguments and an old family secret.


This film provides examples of:

  • Ashes to Crashes: two instances: the kids dividing up dad's ashes in lunch boxes and a plastic bag, then Johnny mistakenly thinking the plastic bag is filled with cocaine and snorts part of it.
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  • Black Comedy
  • Diary: Father's video diaries discovered after his death
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral": Johnny's singing at the wake
  • Oireland
  • Talking to the Dead: Johnny to his dad's video diary
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