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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 April 1994 (USA)
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Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.



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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bower ...
Carrie - Wedding One (as Andie Macdowell)
Timothy Walker ...
Sara Crowe ...
Ronald Herdman ...
Vicar - Wedding One
Laura's Mother - Wedding One
Philip Voss ...
Laura's Father - Wedding One
George the Boor at The Boatman - Wedding One
Frightful Folk Duo - Wedding One


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 »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuatro bodas y un funeral  »

Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)


$52,700,832 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gareth is jokingly convincing an American wedding guest that he knows Oscar Wilde, Oscar Wilde died in 1900. See more »


The image of Prince Charles is reversed. His medals are shown on his right side, however medals are always worn on the left. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Sex and the City: Four Women and a Funeral (1999) See more »


Performed by Elton John
Produced by Steve Lindsey
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
© 1993 William A. Bong Ltd.
Elton John appears courtesy of Photogram Ltd. and MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles and Metropolis, London
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User Reviews

Droll romantic comedy showcases Hugh Grant in his best role.
28 February 2002 | by (North Hemis) – 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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