Saturday, January 26, 2013

FUNERAL KINGS (2012) movie review

Funeral Kings (2012) (1st viewing) d. McManus, Kevin / McManus, Matthew (USA)

Energetic and authentic to the point of blushing portrait of middle school suburban life, complete with the offhand lies, unrequited pining, sibling-like bonds and rivalries, rebellious bouts of smoking/drinking, disregard for authority, and casual profanity accenting every utterance and thought. Wicked sharp ensemble of younger performers who effortlessly inhabit these characters, especially the main trio of Dylan Hartigan, Alex Maizus, and Jordan Puzzo.


  1. Wow, when you do concise, you really package it. Great review. Thank you for the meat without the fluff. Much appreciated, bookmarked your page, have a better day always. Milo

    1. Very much appreciate, Milo. I really dug the film, and I'm hoping it does well beyond the festival circuit. It deserves to.