Four Weddings and a Funeral
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Richard Curtis wrote this popular screwball comedy about a young Englishman whose confirmed avoidance of marriage begins to crumble when he meets the woman of his dreams--and she seduces him during a wedding at which he's supposed to be… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 9, 1994
DVD Release Date: September 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While frothy to a fault, Four Weddings and a Funeral features irresistibly breezy humor, and winsome performances from Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Hugh Grant's body English captures every nuance of his character's confusion precisely and hilariously.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Richard Curtis's screenplay is a celebration, and the film's success is that we end up celebrating with it.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

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."

Sheila Johnston
Independent (UK)

It's rare to see in a British film: a dramatic point that doesn't hinge on dialogue. Four Weddings and a Funeral is a lightweight affair, but this is one of several fine touches that make it, on the whole, a cause for celebration rather than for mourning.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Most of the acting is first-rate, with special credit going to Grant as the hero and Simon Callow in a memorable supporting role.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Its the work of the director, Mike Newell, that juices this bit of contrivance that has Grant and MacDowell (whom you instantly surmise will be together by… More
Melvin White
Carrie: I think we both missed a great opportunity here.  "Five good reasons to stay single." Four Weddings and a Funeral is a pretty good film when… More
Daniel Perry
A flawed classic. Full review coming soon!
Mike S
Laughter, tears and everything in between. A delightful British drama-comedy, brilliantly directed by the eminent Mike Newell. Besides the engaging romance… More
Film Crazy
I have now watched this movie twice and i still don't understand why this movie is rated high. Yes it has a huge, wonderful cast and Richard Curtis is a… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
As a pleasant Saturday-afternoon diversion, it succeeds. As a comedy, it doesn't. Not to the point where it's annoying or uncomfortable, but Four… More