Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Director: Mike Newell

Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas

     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 the film is elevated by screenwriter Richard Curtis' ear for witty dialogue and a colorful supporting cast. Director Mike Newell's sympathetic attention to character keeps the proceedings believable, and prevents the film's more serious moments from seeming mawkish. These elements, along with Grant's star-making performance as Charles, helped the film achieve unexpected international success, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

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The rare romantic comedy that doesn't falter when it delves into more serious matters, Four Weddings and a Funeral is one of the most successful British films of all time, and for good reason. The movie introduced Hugh Grant's unique brand of bumbling English charm to millions of viewers, and marked Kristin Scott Thomas' first breakthrough hit. Director Mike Newell blends great laughs with unforced, non-manipulative moments of poignancy: the heartfelt recitation of W.H. Auden's "Funeral Blues" is particularly moving. Richard Curtis' screenplay is witty and fresh, bristling with great lines and well-observed details.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
UPC:
0027616771834
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Grant Charles
Andie MacDowell Carrie
Kristin Scott Thomas Fiona
Simon Callow Gareth
James Fleet Tom
John Hannah Matthew
Corin Redgrave Hamish
Charlotte Coleman Scarlett
David Bower David
Rowan Atkinson Father Gerald
Anna Chancellor Henrietta
Ronald Herdman Vicar (Wedding One)
Elspet Gray Laura's Mother
Philip Voss Laura's Father
Rupert Vansittart George the Boor at The Boatman
Paul Stacey Frightful Folk Duo
Robin McCaffrey Serena
Michael Mears The Boatman Waiter
Kenneth Griffith Mad Old Man
David Haig Bernard
Sophie Thompson Lydia the Bride
Nigel Hastings Tea-tasting Alistair
Emily Morgan Vomiting Veronica
Bernice Stegers Shop Assistant
Robert Lang Lord Hibbott
Jeremy Kemp Sir John Delaney
Rosalie Crutchley Mrs. Beaumont
Ken Drury Vicar (Wedding Three)
Struan Rodger Best Man
Pat Starr Gareth's Dance Partner
Neville Phillips Vicar (Funeral)
Susanna Hamnett Deirdre
John Abbott Polite Verger
Richard Butler Vicar (Wedding Four)
Richard Allen Swing Band, Second Wedding
Mark James Swing Band, Second Wedding
Neil Richardson Conductor

Technical Credits
Mike Newell Director
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Anni Buchanan Makeup
Michael Coulter Cinematographer
Richard Curtis Producer,Screenwriter
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Maggie Gray Production Designer
Jon Gregory Editor
Michelle Guish Casting
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Duncan Kenworthy Producer
Kieron Phipps Asst. Director
Anna Pinnock Set Decoration/Design
Neil Richardson Musical Direction/Supervision
David Rubin Casting
David A. Stephenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Ian Wingrove Special Effects

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