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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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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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Mike Newell

Writer:

Richard Curtis
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Bower ... David - Wedding One
Charlotte Coleman ... Scarlett - Wedding One
Andie MacDowell ... Carrie - Wedding One (as Andie Macdowell)
Timothy Walker Timothy Walker ... Angus the Groom - Wedding One
Sara Crowe ... Laura the Bride - Wedding One
Ronald Herdman 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
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

15 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuatro bodas y un funeral See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$52,700,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,700,832
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The budget for the film was so small that the Scottish wedding wasn't filmed in Scotland, and the extras in the wedding scenes had to bring their own suits. See more »

Goofs

At the second wedding, Angus and Laura, the couple married in the first wedding, are nowhere to be seen and their absence is not explained. Given that the bride at the second wedding (Lydia) was a bridesmaid at their wedding, it would be reasonable to expect to see them in attendance. 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 »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand by Your Man
(1968)
Written by Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill
Published by EMI Music (UK) Ltd.
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Romantic Comedy Done Right
8 November 2004 | by slayerbeccaSee all my reviews

Four Weddings and a Funeral is a wonderful movie. Romantic comedies often throw people off because they tend to be cheesy or depressingly sugar-coated. However, this is a truly wonderful movie.

First off, the cast is terrific. They play off of each other wonderfully and it makes for a delightful atmosphere. Just take the lead, Hugh Grant, whose character doesn't appear fit the stereotypical lead at all. The humor is very witty, and the jokes are guaranteed to make you laugh even after you've seen the movie a dozen times.

Situations in the movie are set up to be played out perfectly. In one scene Hugh Grant is at a wedding and is seated with all of his ex-girlfriends. The scene is set up for utter humiliation.

Even with the quick-witted characters, and all the weddings, it wouldn't be a movie without that touch of drama that for many might just get a tear out of them.

Hands down all around great movie to fit most every occasion.


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