Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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Critic Consensus: While frothy to a fault, Four Weddings and a Funeral features irresistibly breezy humor, and winsome performances from Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.


Movie Info

In this British romantic comedy, confirmed bachelor Charles attends a series of weddings and falls hopelessly in love with Carrie, an enigmatic and unobtainable American woman. After Carrie marries another, Charles decides to tie the knot with an old girlfriend. The story climaxes with a predictable, but delightfully executed surprise.

Rating: R (for language, and for some sexuality.)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Curtis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 7, 1999
Runtime:
Gramercy Pictures

Cast


as Charles

as Gareth

as Matthew

as David

as Henrietta

as Father Gerald

as Mrs. Beaumont

as Sir John Delaney

as Laura's Mother

as Laura's Father

as Mad Old Man

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as John with the Unfait...

as The Boatman Waiter

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as Rock & Roll Band

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as Tea-tasting Alistair...

as Vomiting Veronica (2...

as Naughty Nicki (2nd W...

as Mocking Martha (2nd ...

as Miss Piggy (2nd Wedd...

as Young Bridesmaid (2n...

as Shop Assistant (2nd ...

as Lord Hibbott (2nd We...

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as Vicar (3rd Wedding)

as Best Man (3rd Weddin...

as Married Woman (3rd W...

as Chester (3rd Wedding...

as Gareth's Dance Partn...

as Doctor (3rd Wedding)

as Vicar (Funeral)

as Dierdre (4th Wedding...

as Polite Verger (4th W...

as Vicar (4th Wedding)
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Critic Reviews for Four Weddings and a Funeral

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (15)

Although the film is basically a light romantic comedy, it couldn't be more psychologically astute in its portrait of a man who defines himself by his bachelorhood, which empowers him to get past his fear of commitment.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Deftly written by Richard Curtis and directed by the versatile Mike Newell, Four Weddings is as good as its word, breezily following a small circle of friends through every one of the events the title promises.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Four Weddings and a Funeral is one of those rare films that have you smiling from the get-go, and keep you that way -- with a few well-earned poignant interludes (including, of all things, a reading of W.H. Auden) -- right to the end.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Hugh Grant's body English captures every nuance of his character's confusion precisely and hilariously.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
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The setup is too arch to support the movie's detour into poignance, though John Hannah does give a moving reading of W. H. Auden's "Funeral Blues."

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

The infectious charm and sunny goodwill of Four Weddings and a Funeral can so immediately buoy a soul ravaged by winter weather and winter movies.

Full Review… | February 3, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Four Weddings and a Funeral

½

Its the work of the director, Mike Newell, that juices this bit of contrivance that has Grant and MacDowell (whom you instantly surmise will be together by film's end) always brushing into one another, their friends ever intruding, only to break up right before committing to a committed relationship (Hey, that's coitus interruptus!). Newell manages to keep the obviousness of the contrivance from putting you off film altogether while the friends mainly try to keep their excitement about being onscreen at all from being too apparent.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A flawed classic. Full review coming soon!

danperry17
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

I have now watched this movie twice and i still don't understand why this movie is rated high.
Yes it has a huge, wonderful cast and Richard Curtis is a delightful writer, however this movie is just boring and predictable from the start. you really don't have to watch the whole two hours of this movie in order to know where its going and whats its about.
If this is the best of British Comedy then i'd be very worried!

A mediocre movie, an obvious plot but a good cast and funny moments.

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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