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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

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Carrie - Wedding One (as Andie Macdowell)
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George the Boor at The Boatman - Wedding One
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Frightful Folk Duo - Wedding One
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Storyline

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend. Written by Rob Hartill

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Five good reasons to stay single See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuatro bodas y un funeral  »

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$4,400,000 (estimated)

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$52,700,832 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Marisa Tomei turned down the role of Carrie, explaining "My grandfather was sick at the time, and I didn't want to leave (New York). I'm sure it would have been fine with him, but I felt like I didn't want to go anywhere." In a 2007 interview, Tomei also said that she will "always regret" turning it down. See more »

Goofs

When Charles in the last rain scene asks Carrie a series of convoluted questions, his lips do not match his words. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charles: [wakes up and looks at his bedside clock] Oh... *fuck*! Fuck!
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Crazy Credits

Kristin Scott Thomas, who played the hapless Fiona, never noticed by Hugh Grant, does better in the end credits where she is shown in faked photos marrying Prince Charles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Las Vegas: Three Weddings and a Funeral: Part 2 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand by Your Man
(1968)
Written by Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill
Published by EMI Music (UK) Ltd.
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The movie? Not bad. McDowell? Disastrous.
5 June 2000 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

The movie was funny, easy to watch. Hugh Grant's character - the same one he plays in every film - is sufficiently charming that it can pull you through any number of storybook plots without all that much trouble.

But Andie McDowell - and I was so seized by this that I registered on this site just to make this comment, marking the first time I've posted anything on one of these - acts so badly I was squirming in my chair with vicarious embarassment every time she stood in front of the camera. At first, I thought her character was simply being sarcastic and thus speaking with an exaggerated indifference. Then I realized that the story called for nothing of the sort, and it was just her. Each sentence was blurted in the same vacant monotone, like she was the voicemail lady sitting in a room reading off disjointed phrases to be pieced together later by a computer. Out of the hundreds of engaging, beautiful, talented actresses who would be champing at the bit to appear with Grant in a sure-fire feelgood movie such as this, how, I ask, how could they have selected her? And after all the film was in the can, available for objective review, what callous laziness prevented the studio from employing the best CGI talent available to excise her visage and droning voice from every frame and replace it with something more lifelike, such as perhaps a Dalek from an old Dr. Who episode?


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