Potty mouths, potty jokes, and dotty performances are the chief selling points of Death at a Funeral, Neil LaBute's alternately sidesplitting and poop-splattered remake of the 2007 Frank Oz movie about everything that can go wrong at a patriarch's last rites.
Los Angeles replaces England as the setting for the frantic antics. Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence headline as the deceased's respectively dutiful and prodigal sons, a would-be writer and his successful-novelist sibling.
The all-star mourners include widow Loretta Devine, curmudgeonly brother Danny Glover, loopy nephew Tracy Morgan, gorgeous niece Zoe Saldana, and James Marsden as her manic beau. Much of the film's humor comes from the fact that she gives him a pill labeled Valium that turns out to be a hallucinogen cooked up by her pharmacist brother.