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Four Weddings and a Funeral
This acclaimed British comedy centers on the intermittent romance between a charming (if slightly bumbling) Englishman and a beautiful American woman, who seem to always run into each other at weddings. Indeed, it is at the first of the title's four weddings that Charles (Hugh Grant) and Carrie (Andie McDowell) meet, enjoying a brief but fleeting connection. The spark is rekindled several months later, when they unexpectedly meet at another wedding. Unfortunately, however, Carrie has become engaged to another, a fact that complicates matters for them both. The story may seem simple, but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although the film is basically a light romantic comedy, it couldn't be more psychologically astute in its portrait of a man who defines himself by his bachelorhood, which empowers him to get past his fear of commitment."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Hugh Grant's body English captures every nuance of his character's confusion precisely and hilariously."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Most of the acting is first-rate, with special credit going to Grant as the hero and Simon Callow in a memorable supporting role."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"If anyone asks if you want to see Four Weddings and a Funeral, just say "I do.""
‑ , People Magazine
"The movie dazzles with its slick lines, but there's a situational intelligence at play too."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"Deftly written by Richard Curtis and directed by the versatile Mike Newell, Four Weddings is as good as its word, breezily following a small circle of friends through every one of the events the title promises."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"The setup is too arch to support the movie's detour into poignance, though John Hannah does give a moving reading of W. H. Auden's "Funeral Blues.""
‑ Michael Sragow, New Yorker
"The pitch-perfect profanity, bumbling romanticism and Hugh Grant's floppy-fringed charm remain enduringly, endearingly funny."
‑ , Total Film
"Neatly structured and full of genuine warmth for its characters, Richard Curtis's Oscar-nominated screenplay is superbly observed and well served by Mike Newell's deft direction."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Conveys everything that is hilariously and poignantly true about the ceremonies we use to tie the knot and bid loved ones farewell."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Four Weddings and a Funeral is one of those rare films that have you smiling from the get-go, and keep you that way -- with a few well-earned poignant interludes (including, of all things, a reading of W.H. Auden) -- right to the end."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The infectious charm and sunny goodwill of Four Weddings and a Funeral can so immediately buoy a soul ravaged by winter weather and winter movies."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Four Weddings and a Funeral is a rare movie commodity, an adult comedy that takes a mostly smart, mordant approach to such topics as sex and romance."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"As directed with a light touch by Mike Newell, there's little doubt as to where it is going or how it will be resolved. That's all right, since getting there is so much fun."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Not everything works out neatly for everyone, but life seems a little better by the end of two hours' struggle, for the characters and for the audience. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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