Four Weddings and a Funeral
8 out of 10 All Stars
A classic British movie from 1994. In my opinion it’s a great classic. Set in England. Director: Mike Newell. Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas, Simon Callow and John Hannah.
A Short Synopsis: A large group of single Brits in England. There’s some weddings and one funeral as the title suggests. All focusing on Charles and the American lady he met at a wedding.
Scarlett: What are you up to today?
Charles: Oh, yeah. I’m a… Well, I’m taking advantage of the fact that for the first time in my entire life, it’s Saturday and I don’t have a wedding to go to.
My Thoughts: This is a funny movie. With lots of lovely quotes. So do forgive me for making this post mostly of quotes, but they’re just so funny.
A dashing very young Hugh Grant as Charles.
Who happens to have a bad habit of always being late to the weddings and cursing about being late. But never changing.
Oh and this woman, Carrie (MacDowell)…
Charles: Any idea who the girl in the black hat is?
Fiona: The name’s Carrie.
Fiona: Used to work at Vogue. Lives in America now. Only gets out with very glamorous people. Quite out of your league.
Charles: Well, that’s a relief. Thanks.
And lots of Weddings…
Father Gerald (Rowan Atkinson): In the name of the Father, and of the Son, & the Holy Spirit, Amen. Let us pray. Father, you have made the bond of marriage a mystery. A symbol of Christ’s love for his children. Hear our prayers for Bernard and Lydia through your son Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and wraiths with you and the Holy Ghoat. Eh *Ghost.* One God, forever and ever, Amen.
Matthew: This is his first time. He’s a friend of the family.
Charles: Ahhh, Excellent!
Bernard: I call upon those persons here present to witness… that I, Bernard Delainey…
Father Gerald: take thee Lydia Jane Herbert… to be my awful wedded wife.
Bernard: take thee Lydia Jane Herbert… to be my *lawful* wedded wife.
Father Gerald: *That’s right*… *That’s right*. May Almighty God bless you all in the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spigot… *Spirit*.
Gareth: Bravo! Bravo!
Fiona: [about congratulating parents of bride and groom] God, I never know what to say in these ghastly line-ups.
Gareth: It’s a cinch! Just give a big warm hug and say the bride looks… pregnant.
Matthew: Or you can stick with convention and say “You must be very proud.”
Fiona: Heaven preserve us…
[in the line]
Fiona: You must be very proud!
And a Funeral…
[at Gareth’s funeral]
Matthew: Gareth used to prefer funerals to weddings. He said it was easier to get enthusiastic about a ceremony one had an outside chance of eventually being involved in.
And so a fun movie from the 1990s that I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve watched it.