Originally Posted by CoMoChief
So dad is laughing, joking around w/ people before the cameras shoot to him, then starts breathing heavily preparing for his speech so he can act the part of devastation? Seems awfully weird...
People have the weirdest reactions to death.
AS much as they need to grieve, they need to experience family and camaraderie.
Recall they funeral scene from Steel Magnolias, at once moment the mother was absolutely consumed by grief, then some makes a witty remark and they're all laughing uncontrollably.
Sure it's acting in Steel Magnolias, but it is a real phenomenon.
I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt.