Four Weddings and a Funeral

March 9th, 1994


Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 7.1/10 (53,611 voted)

Critic's Score: 81/100

Director: Mike Newell

Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet

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.

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 - Wedding One
Charlotte Coleman - Scarlett - Wedding One
Andie MacDowell - Carrie - Wedding One (as Andie Macdowell)
Timothy Walker - Angus the Groom - Wedding One
Sara Crowe - Laura the Bride - Wedding One
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

Taglines: love is on the air, run for cover

Release Date: 9 March 1994

Filming Locations: Albury Park, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: £3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross: $244,100,000 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Melanie Griffith and Brooke Shields were each offered the role of Carrie, but both turned down the part.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: The alarm clock rings at 9:15 but its face shows it is set to 9:45.

[first lines]
Charles: [wakes up and looks at his bedside clock] Oh... *fuck*! Fuck!

User Review

Droll romantic comedy showcases Hugh Grant in his best role.

Rating: 9/10

Richard Curtis, author of Rowan Atkinson's sublime Blackadder TV series, here contributes a romantic comedy screenplay which is actually romantic AND actually funny. American hacks should take note: it's possible to write comedy based on the battle of the sexes that doesn't rely on misogyny and gross-out humor.

Hugh Grant at his most charming leads a talented ensemble cast in this warm-hearted tale of unrequited and requited love that so impressed stodgy Academy voters it actually got a Best Picture nomination. I won't quibble with those who say it was undeserving -- although some of the other user comments are ridiculously hostile to such a lightweight romp -- but I will defend its makers for crafting a genuine crowd-pleaser that relies on story, character and witty dialogue for its appeal.

The essence of good romantic comedy is what Curtis and director Mike Newell capture particularly well in this film (more effectively than Curtis' other Grant hit, NOTTING HILL) and it's this: love makes us do stupid things. We err in choice, we blunder in execution, we make utter fools of ourselves, and yet we don't give up. We still strive. We still search for that perfect someone. And the glory is -- sometimes we get lucky.

Going along on this quest with Grant and friends is as enjoyable an entertainment as you're lucky to find in your local DVD section.


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