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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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

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Frightful Folk Duo - Wedding One
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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. Written by Rob Hartill

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He's quite engaging. She's otherwise engaged. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuatro bodas y un funeral  »

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Budget:

$4,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$52,700,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,700,832
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Troggs' version of "Love Is All Around" appears during the first wedding reception, filmed in Hertfordshire. The song figures heavily in Richard Curtis' subsequent film Love Actually. See more »

Goofs

Lorus alarm clocks like the one Charles has don't ring but beep. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charles: [wakes up and looks at his bedside clock] Oh... *fuck*! Fuck!
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Crazy Credits

Kristin Scott Thomas, who played the hapless Fiona, never noticed by Hugh Grant, does better in the end credits where she is shown in faked photos marrying Prince Charles. See more »

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Walking Back to Happiness
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Written by John Schroeder (as Schroeder) / Mike Hawker (as Hawker)
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Inc.
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Droll romantic comedy showcases Hugh Grant in his best role.
28 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

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.


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