Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
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Hadn't seen Four Weddings and a Funeral since it came out, and while it put scriptwriter Richard Curtis on the romcom map, it somewhat pales compared to later films like Notting Hill and Love Actually. And I think it comes down to the character played by Andie MacDowell. As Hugh Grant's love interest, the fact that she only crosses paths with him at the five events in the title turns her into a bit of a cipher. Who is this woman and why does he fall for her (except for the romantic notion of "thunderbolts")? It's an interesting experiment, to run a romantic comedy plot without developing the heroine, but it ultimately fails. Where the film shines is in its presentation of a broad cast, whose romantic fortunes go up and down (but mostly up) over the course of the story. Like Grant himself, the characters have a great deal of charm, and unlike MacDowell, are usually immediate winners you can't wait to get a glimpse of at the next friend/family event.
I thought it was really good as well, even though I didn't really care for Andie McDowell's character.
The humour was excellent.
It is an ok movie, no more than this. Andie MacDowell sucks... But the british actors are good.
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This movie ranks #23 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
This movie ranks #31 in Paste's The 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time
This movie ranks #49 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
This movie ranks #74 in Time Out's The 100 Best Romantic Films
This movie ranks #76 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
This movie ranks #109 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
This movie ranks #355 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #375 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #395 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #630 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #685 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
This movie ranks #865 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die