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Four Weddings and a Funeral

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1994
  • Mike Newell
  • 112 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. Together with a group of his friends, 30-something Charles is regularly invited to weddings, but he wonders if he will ever be ready to tie the knot himself. Then, at a country marriage, he meets the beautiful but elusive Carrie, who seduces him that night and leaves him utterly bemused when she returns to America the following day.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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CharlesHugh Grant
CarrieAndie MacDowell
FionaKristin Scott Thomas
TomJames Fleet
GarethSimon Callow
MatthewJohn Hannah
DavidDavid Bower
ScarlettCharlotte Coleman
HamishCorin Redgrave
Father GeraldRowan Atkinson
HenriettaAnna Chancellor
AngusTimothy Walker
LauraSara Crowe
VicarRonald Herdman
Laura's motherElspet Gray
Laura's fatherPhilip Voss
GeorgeRupert Vansittart
Member of frightful folk duoNicola Walker
Member of frightful folk duoPaul Stacey
John with unfaithful wifeSimon Kunz
SerenaRobin McCaffrey
WaiterMichael Mears
Mad old manKenneth Griffith
BernardDavid Haig
LydiaSophie Thompson
Master of ceremoniesDonald Weedon
Tea-tasting AlistairNigel Hastings
Vomiting VeronicaEmily Morgan
Naughty NickiAmanda Mealing
Lord HibbottRobert Lang
Sir John DelaneyJeremy Kemp
Mrs BeaumontRosalie Crutchley

Crew

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DirectorMike Newell

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1994-05-13
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing and a sex scene.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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