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Comedy - Romantic

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Writer/s Script Richard Curtis
Director Mike Newell
Starring Hugh Grant, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristen Scott Thomas, Charlotte Coleman, Andie MacDowell, Nicola Walker, Rowan Atkinson, Kenneth Griffith, David Haig, Anna Chancellor
Elevator Pitch A bunch of friends go to a posh wedding, where two others meet, and so a second wedding takes place, and two of the guests find themselves in bed together on both occasions. But their romance is stillborn when the woman accepts a proposal from someone else, completely derailing their possible future together.
Content Well – quite a bit of time at weddings and at receptions, with lots of fun from the best man’s speeches. A lot of “will they won’t they”, and some “yes they will”, but no nudity and only implied sex.
A View This film did not cost a lot, and made a fortune. Mostly British actors doing what they are still doing today, although some are not with us now. I thought the music was terrible, and I only laughed a couple of times. Maybe it has not aged well, but I had a look though my “Romantic Comedy” category, and it is by no means the worst as it turns out.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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