Free funeral tickets!

Funerals can be a heap of lively fun and deathly excitement.

A dignified send-off for a loved one erupts into uproarious chaos when romance, jealousy, in-laws, hallucinogens, dark secrets, lifelong yearnings and a spot of bold blackmail all collide graveside in the irreverent British comedy Death at a Funeral.

Directed by Frank Oz and featuring a cast made up of the cream of Britains cinematic crop, the film explores what happens on the day when a typically divided family is finally forced to come to terms with each others bad behaviour, outrageous faults, skeletons in the closet and all.

Death at a Funeral opens next Thursday, November 29, at Birch Carroll & Coyles Lismore cinema.

Freebie: The Echo has 10 double passes to a special screening of Death at a Funeral next Wednesday, November 28, at 7pm. And were giving them away to some lucky readers. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.15 and 10.30am next Monday, November 26, and tell us if excarnation is the practice of a) removing the flesh from the corpse without burial, b) taking your ex-wife with you when you die or c) being buried upside down. Hint: The Zoroastrians practised excarnation.


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