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July 06, 2007

Eulogy - 4

Katie (Zooey Deschanel), the oldest grandchild in an eccentric and weird family becomes the point person for letting people know about the recent death of her grandfather. The antics become crazier and crazier as the siblings (including Ray Romano and Hank Azaria)-with there children, reunite at grandmothers. Katie is trying to keep her sanity as she reconnects with a friend and attempts to write the eulogy...digging for something nice and true to say. The concluding fireball and comic twist make this film entertaining. Mostly it is just that...with the exception of a love letter read as the eulogy which makes for a rare moment of reflection and dignity for the whole family. This film has been done better...The Big Chill comes to mind.

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