From Alan Ball, the Academy Award winning writer of American Beauty comes this darkly comic look at life and death from the perspective of the Fisher's, a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in California. When a bus kills Nathaniel Fisher, owner of Fisher & Son Funeral Home in Los Angeles, the tragedy casts a pall on the homecoming of his prodigal son Nate. Together with his mother Ruth, brother David and Sister Claire, they must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. Six Feet Under is a darkly comic look at a grieving American family... that just happens to be in the grief management business.
Grows on you
- Six Feet Under: Series 1 review by JD
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You rated this film: 3
Some of the acting is a little weak but moments also of great drama. For my taste much too much light petting and clothed fumblings. It seemed a poor ploy to keep attention. It is all a bit too American middle class suburban to be original. The adverts for funereal products are definitely the refreshing original witty twist this series needed and grew on me, otherwise average.