Rent Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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1h 52min
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Synopsis:
Although he's handsome and debonair and has many women pilling after him, 32-year old Londoner Charles (Hugh Grant) just can't get himself to commit. And the more he his mates walk down the aisle, the less he wants to tie the knot himself. But all of that changes when he meets a free-spirited American woman named Carrie (Andie MacDowell). Instantly smitten, Charles begins to pursue her, only to learn that she too is ready to take the plunge... with someone else!
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Duncan Kenworthy
Writers:
Richard Curtis
Others:
Kristin Scott-Thomas, Lindy Hemming, Jon Gregory, Richard Rodney Bennett
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Collections:
A Brief History of Film Weddings: Part 2, A Brief History of Film Weddings: Part 3, BAFTA Nominations Competition 2023, BAFTA Nominations Competition 2024, Drama Films & TV, Getting to Know: Emma Thompson, Historical British Prime Ministers On Screen, Top 10 Best Picture Follow-Ups, Top 10 Movie Marriage Proposals, Top 100 BFI Films, Top Films
Awards:

1995 BAFTA Best Film

1995 BAFTA Best Actor

1995 BAFTA Best Supporting Actress

1995 BAFTA Best Direction

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/01/2001
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 3.0, French Dolby Digital 3.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 3.0
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Two Theatrical Trailers
  • Production Featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/02/2012
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Wedding Planners Documentary
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral: In The Making Featurette
  • Two Actors and a Director Featurette

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Reviews (2) of Four Weddings and a Funeral

Dated - Four Weddings and a Funeral review by Maureen

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26/04/2022

We watched this film when it first came out and enjoyed it. We decided to try it again and were very disappointed. It seems so dated that we switched it off after about five minutes.

George Roby.

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Still A Delightful RomCom - Four Weddings and a Funeral review by GI

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12/10/2022

This remains a delight even after loads of viewings and perhaps surprisingly too as it's really a very English comedy of manners, that quintessential British sub-genre as it neatly taps into the social awkwardness that in this case includes the thorny topic of sex and even love. Writer Richard Curtis has that gift of capturing the very essence of these moments that give rise to hilarious situations even when tragedy is involved. This is exemplified in the death scene where the central character, Charles (Hugh Grant) starts by chuckling at the plight of his friend who he doesn't immediately realise is having a heart attack. The clever structure of the film mirrors the skill of a writer such as John Cleese who has made a career of highlighting English social reticence and in the hands of director Mike Newell the comedy is kept grounded rather than drifting into farce. The structure is of course around the titular four weddings, themselves shown as a ridiculous, mostly class divided ceremony, and the extremely moving funeral section. Class is a key theme here and it has to be remembered that the main characters hail from a strata of British society that can best be described as privileged, it's only the funeral that takes place in the industrial, and poorer, north east of England. Overall though this is a romantic comedy that is focused on what finding your one true love entails as Charles ponders how those who marry have managed to be so sure they've discovered 'the one'. This certainly made Grant a star and brought forward many now well established actors including Kristen Scott Thomas, James Fleet, John Hannah, Simon Callow and Andie MacDowell, who often gets a bad press over her role here but I think she captures the beauty and contrast that the story strives for. This is a modern romcom that has remained a firm favourite for many and it deserves repeated viewings as there are delights to discover on each viewing.

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