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  • Summary: A wickedly irreverent comedy, Eulogy is ultimately a heartwarming portrait of a houseful of misfits celebrating the strangest and most enduring bond of all: family. (Lions Gate Films)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Clint Morris
    60
    It's more about watching an ensemble cast try to one-up one another's performance than anything else – and for what it is, it works.
  2. Character eccentricities and off-kilter group dynamics play out with a comic vengeance.
  3. Reviewed by: Carina Chocano
    50
    The movie is like a promising date that goes nowhere.
  4. 38
    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.
  5. The screenplay is closer in tone to an uneasy mixture of post-"Seinfeld" bile and unfocused Altmanesque satirical misanthropy. Partly because the story's structure is so haphazard, most of the jokes land with a thud.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    Nine very good actors are wasted, if not embarrassed, by the thoroughly unconvincing shenanigans perpetrated by first-time writer-director Michael Clancy, while a tenth -- Zooey Deschanel -- somehow manages to float ethereally above it all with her dignity intact.
  7. The cast itself is weirdly overqualified.

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. TimG.
    Apr 7, 2006
    10
    Zooey Rules! You super fun power hour girl of 2005 and beyond! oh ! Almost forgot Elf! That 2004...You rocked the house with that one too! Zooey Rules! You super fun power hour girl of 2005 and beyond! oh ! Almost forgot Elf! That 2004...You rocked the house with that one too! And Famke why you no say hi to me in new york? I bumped into you three times in virgin and soho and nomoho and you ignored me like I was dirty cat in crazy alley. Gotta go.Oh, by the way These critics got stick up patootie! Expand
  2. ChadS.
    Jul 27, 2006
    6
    In a movie that features a grandmother who pulls an Elliott Smith in a moving vehicle, at least the filmmaker has the common sense to cut In a movie that features a grandmother who pulls an Elliott Smith in a moving vehicle, at least the filmmaker has the common sense to cut short a family-sing-along before the clan's inevitable reconciliation totally drowns in bathos. "Eulogy" is about another dysfunctional family that deep down actually loves each other. It at least has more laughs than "The Family Stone". Lesbians are always a lot of fun. The realness of Zooey Deschanel helps offset the comic broadness that plagues an almost unrecognizable Debra Winger and her unlikely family. At least "Eulogy" has a short running time. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 15, 2004
    1
    Waste of time... script idea was stolen from an intelligent indie called In Memory of My Father which is not yet released... Eulogy is a weak Waste of time... script idea was stolen from an intelligent indie called In Memory of My Father which is not yet released... Eulogy is a weak attempt at an idea that could have been brilliant, resulting in a bunch of talented actors not trying to come together... the coalition of the unwilling. Expand

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