What We Can Learn From the Sony Film "Death at a Funeral"

What We Can Learn From the Sony Film "Death at a Funeral"

September 12,2010

Death at a Funeral was really a good film, that brought a kind of lightheartedness to losing a loved one. There are several take aways that we can get from this film. Here are a couple: 1.       After someone dies you’ll likely learn some things about them that you didn’t know. Stories will get told and passed around and it can really be helpful to remember them in this way. It’s a good idea to join the conversation and learn about your loved one. 2.       Things can wrong at the funeral. This is a difficult time and people are under a lot of stress. Take the time to understand that people are going through a hard time and that they may be acting differently than usual. Not all things will always go to plan and you must keep a strong head on your shoulders and not let the issues of the situation come between you and family and the memorial of your loved one. There is only one goal and that is to remember the family member. 3.       Bodies can be misplaced. Actually, that’s not really likely, but the point of this lesson is this is something that funeral workers do every day.  Although this is a difficult time in your life, possible one of the most important times in your life, this is another job for a funeral worker. It may sound harsh, but funeral workers are a necessary service. Clearly it takes a certain type of person to work in the industry, but you can’t expect them to always be morning with you and your family. You must remember that you may not get all the service and reverence that you are searching for all the time. This is a reason to work with a family member or loved one for the funeral. You don’t always need to go through a funeral home for a service; as we saw in Death at a Funeral. 4.       It may be a good choice to have the funeral service at your home, rather than a funeral home. The beautiful house in Death at a Funeral was a perfect location for a funeral. The family was together in their space. You would be surprised how you much can do for a funeral and ceremony in your own home. 5.       A photo is necessary at the memorial. Not just a little photo, but a large picture that properly does justice to representing the person’s life. I really enjoyed seeing Death at a Funeral and it brought to light so many important points and information for a funeral that can help you after losing a loved one. Perhaps there is much more to be learned from movies. Maybe watching films about funerals is good research so that you are prepared when it comes time for you to plan a funeral.

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