Four Weddings and a Funeral Reviews

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September 13, 2020
A likable, heartwarming bit of entertainment that propelled Grant's career and proved to be box office gold.
September 8, 2020
It doesn't matter how many times you see it, you're always going to smile.
February 27, 2019
In a sense, these young, moneyed, unattached, attractive folks could just as easily exist in the universe of a Whit Stillman film. Yet Curtis and Newell ultimately have hearts too soft to deny them, or us, at least a bit of "true love" sentimentality.
November 30, 2017
Richard Curtis's screenplay is a celebration, and the film's success is that we end up celebrating with it.
November 14, 2017
It's rare to see in a British film: a dramatic point that doesn't hinge on dialogue. Four Weddings and a Funeral is a lightweight affair, but this is one of several fine touches that make it, on the whole, a cause for celebration rather than for mourning.
February 7, 2014
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.
February 7, 2014
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.
February 7, 2014
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.
February 7, 2014
Most of the acting is first-rate, with special credit going to Grant as the hero and Simon Callow in a memorable supporting role.
February 7, 2014
The pitch-perfect profanity, bumbling romanticism and Hugh Grant's floppy-fringed charm remain enduringly, endearingly funny.
February 7, 2014
Four Weddings and a Funeral is a rare movie commodity, an adult comedy that takes a mostly smart, mordant approach to such topics as sex and romance.
February 7, 2014
Hugh Grant's body English captures every nuance of his character's confusion precisely and hilariously.
February 7, 2014
If anyone asks if you want to see Four Weddings and a Funeral, just say "I do."
February 7, 2014
Neatly structured and full of genuine warmth for its characters, Richard Curtis's Oscar-nominated screenplay is superbly observed and well served by Mike Newell's deft direction.
February 7, 2014
As directed with a light touch by Mike Newell, there's little doubt as to where it is going or how it will be resolved. That's all right, since getting there is so much fun.
February 7, 2014
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."
February 7, 2014
The movie dazzles with its slick lines, but there's a situational intelligence at play too.
February 11, 2012
Conveys everything that is hilariously and poignantly true about the ceremonies we use to tie the knot and bid loved ones farewell.
October 14, 2011
Not everything works out neatly for everyone, but life seems a little better by the end of two hours' struggle, for the characters and for the audience. [Blu-ray]
January 2, 2011
Sexy, funny, romantic comedy at its finest.
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