I dreaded having to see Death at a Funeral, Chris Rock's American remake of the British film. For one thing, I'm ambivalent at best about the original, and the trailers for the remake looked terrible even by remake standards. Not to mention Chris Rock's (and Martin Lawrence's) unyielding passion for making bad movies. So I sat down at a press screening expecting an excruciating experience. And lo and behold, I laughed my ass off.