Dead Funny

“As the eccentric, high-strung lovers, Andrew McCarthy and Elizabeth Peña exude a screwball romantic chemistry….”

“a dry satiric tone that suggests ‘Dead Funny’ has more on its mind than comic detective games….” New York Times

Credits

Starring Andrew McCarthy, Elizabeth Pena, Paige Turco
Written by John Feldman and Cindy Oswin
Produced by David Hannay and Richard Abramowitz
Executive Producers Paul L. Newman and James M. Gould
Robert Baruc and David Marlow
Directed by John Feldman

Synopsis

“Viv (Elizabeth Peña), and Reggie(Andrew McCarthy) live in separate New York apartments and their relationship is based on sex and sick practical jokes. They used to think it was dead funny. Now Reggie’s just dead, skewered to the kitchen table with a Samurai sword, and Viv’s trying to remember what happened. After all, it was one hell of a party last night. Instead of calling the police, Louise (Paige Turco) Viv’s best friend, takes charge, attempting to solve Reggie’s murder with the help of a list of suspects and a couple of bottles of champagne. Deep in memories of her last year with Reggie and continuously interrupted by a strange cast of characters, Viv wanders through her apartment in a daze. Still desperately hoping that Reggie’s body in the kitchen is another of his tasteless pranks, she slowly begins to recall the bizarre events of the last 24 hours. This second film from American indie director John Feldman is graced with a stunning performance from Peña at the center of a fine cast. Dead Funny is classical tragic love story about the breakdown of communication. It constantly challenges expectations; by turns delightfully stylish, wickedly funny and deeply shocking. ” Jane Ivey — London Film Festival

Reviews

“Feldman’s tight control keeps the tension high…. Performances are top-notch.” Variety

“a roller-coaster ride of surrealism. ” Boston Phoenix

“A steamy potion of lethal and erotic dark comedy.” WBAI, New York

Check out IMDB’s Dead Funny site. (the Internet Movie Database)
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