Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Plot

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 7.1/10 (53,611 voted)

Critic's Score: 81/100

Director:
Mike Newell

Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet

Storyline
The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Cast:

Hugh Grant

Charles – Wedding One


James Fleet

Tom – Wedding One


Simon Callow

Gareth – Wedding One


John Hannah

Matthew – Wedding One


Kristin Scott Thomas

Fiona – Wedding One


David Bower

David – Wedding One


Charlotte Coleman

Scarlett – Wedding One


Andie MacDowell

Carrie – Wedding One

(as Andie Macdowell)


Timothy Walker

Angus the Groom – Wedding One


Sara Crowe

Laura the Bride – Wedding One


Ronald Herdman

Vicar – Wedding One


Elspet Gray

Laura's Mother – Wedding One


Philip Voss

Laura's Father – Wedding One


Rupert Vansittart

George the Boor at The Boatman – Wedding One


Nicola Walker

Frightful Folk Duo – Wedding One

Taglines:
love is on the air, run for cover

Release Date: 9 March 1994

Filming Locations: Albury Park, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK



Box Office Details

Budget: £3,500,000

(estimated)

Gross: $244,100,000
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Melanie Griffith and Brooke Shields were each offered the role of Carrie, but both turned down the part.

Goofs:

Audio/visual unsynchronized:
The alarm clock rings at 9:15 but its face shows it is set to 9:45.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Charles:
[wakes up and looks at his bedside clock]
Oh… *fuck*! Fuck!



User Review

Droll romantic comedy showcases Hugh Grant in his best role.

Rating: 9/10

Richard Curtis, author of Rowan Atkinson's sublime Blackadder TV series,
here contributes a romantic comedy screenplay which is actually romantic AND
actually funny. American hacks should take note: it's possible to write
comedy based on the battle of the sexes that doesn't rely on misogyny and
gross-out humor.

Hugh Grant at his most charming leads a talented ensemble cast in this
warm-hearted tale of unrequited and requited love that so impressed stodgy
Academy voters it actually got a Best Picture nomination. I won't quibble
with those who say it was undeserving — although some of the other user
comments are ridiculously hostile to such a lightweight romp — but I will
defend its makers for crafting a genuine crowd-pleaser that relies on story,
character and witty dialogue for its appeal.

The essence of good romantic comedy is what Curtis and director Mike Newell
capture particularly well in this film (more effectively than Curtis' other
Grant hit, NOTTING HILL) and it's this: love makes us do stupid things. We
err in choice, we blunder in execution, we make utter fools of ourselves,
and yet we don't give up. We still strive. We still search for that
perfect someone. And the glory is — sometimes we get
lucky.

Going along on this quest with Grant and friends is as enjoyable an
entertainment as you're lucky to find in your local DVD section.