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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Mike Newell (1994)

112min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
No one could have foreseen that this glorified sitcom would change the nature of British screen comedy. The tale of a foppish bachelor, his eccentric friends and their romantic escapades is extremely funny, charming, poignant and never anything less than hugely enjoyable. But it also struck a chord with British viewers tiring of alternative stand-up and with global audiences, thanks to its unique sense of understated, self-deprecating wit. 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. But more important to the film's enduring appeal is the individuality of the performances. Simon Callow and the Bafta-winning Kristin Scott Thomas are outstanding alongside star Hugh Grant, who became an overnight sensation as the tousled serial ditherer haplessly pursuing his star-crossed passion for enigmatic American Andie MacDowell.

Summary

A London man's misfortunes in love look set to change when he meets an American beauty. However, the prospect of a transatlantic relationship succeeding seems slim, so the pair go their separate ways - only for him to realise he is unable to get her out of his mind. Richard Curtis's comedy, with Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow and James Fleet.

Cast & Crew

Charles Hugh Grant
Carrie Andie MacDowell
Fiona Kristin Scott Thomas
Tom James Fleet
Gareth Simon Callow
Matthew John Hannah
David David Bower
Scarlett Charlotte Coleman
Hamish Corin Redgrave
Father Gerald Rowan Atkinson
Henrietta Anna Chancellor
Angus Timothy Walker
Laura Sara Crowe
Vicar Ronald Herdman
Laura's mother Elspet Gray
Laura's father Philip Voss
George Rupert Vansittart
Member of frightful folk duo Nicola Walker
Member of frightful folk duo Paul Stacey
John with unfaithful wife Simon Kunz
Serena Robin McCaffrey
Waiter Michael Mears
Mad old man Kenneth Griffith
Bernard David Haig
Lydia Sophie Thompson
Master of ceremonies Donald Weedon
Tea-tasting Alistair Nigel Hastings
Vomiting Veronica Emily Morgan
Naughty Nicki Amanda Mealing
Lord Hibbott Robert Lang
Sir John Delaney Jeremy Kemp
Mrs Beaumont Rosalie Crutchley
Director Mike Newell
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd Guidance: Swearing and a sex scene. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

Comedy

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