Eulogy (2004)

Writer/director Michael Clancy makes his feature film debut with the black comedy Eulogy. Zooey Deschanel plays Kate Collins, an unhappy college student who is made even more unhappy when her grandfather (Rip Torn) dies. Even though the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 15, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Eulogy is dead on arrival.

Jan Stuart

Romano's caveman-ish line readings are perfectly pitched.

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Urban Cinefile

Clancy's script is better than his direction, with several high points in both dialogue and scene construction. The material is darkly funny but not so dark as to be vicious.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

When a filmmaker is savvy enough to hire Torn to play an eccentric codger, then has him do little more than play dead in a casket, he has a lot of learning to do.

Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

The terrific ensemble cast finds the right deadpan tone to deliver the dysfunction.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Any movie with Ray Romano in it that doesn't make one wish one has a gun to bring down the really big game is doing something right.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

That Eulogy has any laughs is largely a testament to the understated Romano -- he and Deschanel are the only ones in the cast who aren't straining to be funny.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

The sort of mordant ensemble comedy that Robert Altman pulled off with A Wedding appears to have been a prototype for this flat, funereal farce.

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Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

O ˇtimo elenco Ú terrivelmente desperdišado por um roteiro absurdamente ruim recheado de piadas pavorosas e uma trama sem o menor foco ou originalidade.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A dysfunctional family gathers for the patriarch's funeral. With the characters' convoluted plotlines, even a trite voice over and an awkward framing… More
James Alvarez
About 3 ok laughs but overall a complete miss.
Alex roy
Eulogy is one bizarre comedy that brings a lot of laughs. When the patriarch of a dysfunctional family passes on, his family gets together in the same house the… More
Drew Smith
Funny, if not excessively mean, Eulogy is a good way to spend 85 minutes. It's a solid black comedy romp with possibly the most lesbians I've ever… More
Leigh Ryan
Totally cute. Kind of weird when Zooey, known for her quirky roles, was the normal one in this. I thought it was funny and dark. Very offbeat but loveable.
Curtis Lilly
Nothing special about it, but nothing bad either. It was funny at times. The people who wrote it however have obviously never smoked pot, unless they were… More