The good stuff
This felt like a spiritual successor to Man Bites Dog, even though the comedy isn't as black and/or biting. Death by Death goes for a more absurd take on a dramatic subject, and boy does it deliver. The deadpan delivery starkly contrasts with the oddball characters, the absurd setups, and some random, nonsensical intermissions. Add grainy black and white cinematography, a quirky soundtrack, and a dash of Wallon charm, and you have a film that is sure to puzzle (and no doubt annoy) people who aren't cruising the same comedy wavelength as the director. Pretty hilarious, but also very niche.