Fave Film #12 – Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four weddings poster.jpg1994

Cast- Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson

Hugh Grant won Golden Globe for Best Actor

Charles (Hugh Grant) and his circle of friends spend a lot of time attending weddings.  In the first wedding Charles is the best man who forgets the rings.  In the second wedding three months later the priest (Rowan Atkinson) has a few problems conducting his first wedding ceremony. The third wedding is one that breaks the hearts of them all by leading to the funeral a few days later.  The last wedding is a shocker, but, as always, funny.

Why I Love It – This British comedy has an outstanding cast, not all of whom I was familiar with, and the humor is sometimes more subtle than in-your-face.  You really have to pay attention to appreciate all of the details.  Hugh Grant is the core of the movie and if you find him charming like I do, I think you’ll like it too.  The dialogue and directing was superb and I only mention it because it does get compared to Love, Actually (Same director and Hugh Grant), but I like this one better because although I love all the characters the movie revolves around one storyline, making it easier for me to care.

I love that it revolves around weddings.  There are no day-to-day jobs (I don’t even know what Charles did for a living) and yet I grew to know and love each of the characters.

I watched this again last night after having lunch with ladies that included a friend who is British and one who is Canadian and we had a fun time discussing swear words in each of the countries.  We laughed a lot and this movie continued the fun.  Oh, and you know I love hats and there were some classic ones here.

Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it…

25 thoughts on “Fave Film #12 – Four Weddings and a Funeral

  1. Nicole says:

    I still have not seen this movie, though everyone seems to love it, and it has been recommended for a long time. I usually love Hugh Grant movies.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I agree about Grant. This is really the first time I remember seeing him onscreen and I thought he was refreshing. The cast of characters are better every time I see the movie!

  2. Kay says:

    Why have I never seen this? I can’t imagine and I love both Hugh Grant and Andi MacDowell. Love, Actually is one of my very, very favorite movies of all time. Hmmm…think this one will be a good pick for my husband’s next business trip. That’s when I watch a slew of me,me,me movies!

  3. Margot says:

    I love this one too. You know, when it comes to books, my favorites are those with good characters. It’s the same with movies. The characters in Love Actually didn’t grab me the way this one did.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I agree with you about the characters. I was trying to say that in my review, but you said it way better than I did 🙂

  4. The Gal Herself says:

    Love your overview of this movie! I remember the first time I saw it and fell completely in love with Hugh Grant. As I recall, his first dialog in this movie is the ef-word, over and over, and yet, from him, it was charming. And he quoted The Partridge Family to her! Sigh.

  5. Jenners says:

    Oh … this takes me back! And back then, I didn’t know Kristin Scott Thomas or Rowan Atkinson … but now I can’t totally picture both of them in this film. Great choice!

  6. Nise' says:

    This is one of my favorites too. I came to love it the more I watched it. Whenever it is on TV I always watch it, which is crazy ’cause I own the DVD and can watch it anytime!

  7. Susan says:

    It’s been so long since I saw this one…I need to revisit. I love Andie McDowell and she doesn’t make nearly enough movies. And, of course, Hugh Grant is wonderful in it.

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