Just Buried
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The young heir to a family funeral home discovers that death can be quite a tricky business in first-time feature filmmaker Chaz Thorne's blackly comic tale of fate and formaldehyde. Oliver (Jay Baruchel) has just been called home to attend the funeral of his father, Rollie (Jeremy Akerman). Having not seen his recently deceased dad for some years now, Oliver is somewhat taken aback to view the old man's videotaped will and learn that he has been chosen as the one to inherit the family funeral home. In the video, Rollie spun a wheel to determine who would be the recipient of the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bloody and irredeemably misanthropic."
‑ Andrew Barker, Variety
"Its ability to maintain such a pleasant facade in the midst of so much gruesomeness may be the creepiest thing about it."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
"...sporadically amusing yet entirely uneven..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"More twee than any movie about serial murder has a right to be."
‑ Jim Ridley, L.A. Weekly
"Has its wonky charms, but suffers from trying too hard to be quirky."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Blame the Brits for making this kind of morbid farce look easy..."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Too competent as a Fargo-esque indie murder comedy to dismiss (yet too dull to fully embrace), the Canadian Just Buried yields serviceable results from material that's got rigor mortis."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Any episode of Six Feet Under had more sharp, mordant wit and freewheeling derangement than you'll find in Just Buried."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Sometimes a big batch of small chuckles, a few strong performances and a quietly amusing concept are enough to keep a comedy afloat."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
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