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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  9 March 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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Carrie - Wedding One (as Andie Macdowell)
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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. 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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Release Date:

9 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuatro bodas y un funeral  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£25,532,239 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In a deleted scene we find out that Charles, Matthew and Fiona were at university together, and Gareth was a lecturer. Scarlett was found under Charles' kitchen table after a party and has lived there ever since. See more »

Goofs

The alarm clock rings at 9:15 but its face shows it is set to 9:45. 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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Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on an organ at Wedding 4
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A note to the anti-Andie brigade
12 November 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm blind to the alleged charm of Andie MacDowell myself. That's why I think that casting her in this film was a stroke of genius, for so far as my senses tell me she perfectly fits the character she plays: a dull beauty who casts a spell over one out of every twenty men she meets, leaving the remaining nineteen cold and completely baffled. Charlie (Hugh Grant) is surrounded by MUCH more desirable female friends - even Duckface has something going for her - but instead of so much as noticing them he falls head over heels for an unattainable woman who is, on top of everything else, boring. Would have been as good as it is if Charlie's passion had made SENSE? Of course not.

Anyway, everyone I know with a low opinion of this film begins the case for the prosecution with an attack on Andie MacDowell. Is there anything else to dislike? I can't see it myself. This is one of the world's few perfect comedies, devoid of longeurs - perhaps the funeral didn't have quite the desired effect - with true comedy and a nice selection of characters. One has no difficulty keeping the dozen or so members of the main set mentally separate. How many romantic comedies can you say THAT about?


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