- Format: Full Screen, NTSC, Import
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Region: Region A/1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Release Date: July 5 2011
- Run Time: 118.00 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 85 customer reviews
- ASIN: B004J00KJ8
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Four Weddings and a Funeral [Blu-ray] [Import]
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Four Weddings and A Funeral Blu-ray
A surprise hit and one of the highest grossing films ever to come out of Great Britain, this effortlessly enchanting romantic comedy finds confirmed bachelor Hugh Grant (Nine Months) attending weddings with his single friends as they all lament not being able to commit. Grant keeps running into an attractive American (Andie MacDowell) at these festivities and begins a long-running affair with her, even as he attends her own wedding, the funeral of one of his best friends, and his own pending nuptials. Featuring a spirited supporting cast including Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) as the acerbic friend quietly in love with Grant, this touching and funny film with a mischievous sense of humor and some truly heartbreaking moments is destined to become one of the classic romantic comedies of all time. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Hugh Grant plays the character that he always does: a likeable Prince Charming who is down on his luck with romance and gets himself tangled up with things he can't handle. He hangs out with a circle of friends. They don't seem to do anything for a living. They go to weddings and that's about it.
Grant meets a character played by Andie McDowell, who is not likeable from her first frame. She is manipulative, unfaithful, cold, insensitive, and void of any cinematic charisma usually found in leading ladies who win Oscars.
Grant is looking for love. McDowell is already engaged to some dude far away. They sleep together. And the rest of the film, I suspect that the audience is supposed to pull for the couple to get together.
As you can see by my attitude, this stuff is as bad as Sleepless in Seattle. A romance seems to be brewing for all of the wrong and most irrational reasons, yet the audience roots for them to get together?
Needless to say, I wanted him to just dump her right at the beginning of the movie. That would have put an end to it sooner. But we all know that wouldn't happen, so the story just kept going and going, only to arrive at a really pathetic ending:
"Is it raining? I haven't noticed..."
These six words not only constitute McDowell's worst performance, but should also be a calling card to movie producers everywhere that she should not work in movies again. All in all, Four Weddings and a Funeral is nonsense romance with a cheap emotional jab in the middle with the funeral. The death of Grant's friend seems rather meaningless. But then again, lots of things in romantic comedies are meaningless.
Am I behind the times or did anyone else find the fact that MacDowell's character was prepared to cheat on her fiance the night before her marriage repellent? Likewise, Grant's character's acceptance of this as perfectly normal behaviour? We are meant to go on finding these two promiscuous wretches cute. MacDowell then has the nerve to blame her husband for the failure of her marriage. Cringe.
I also find it odd that a gay man would want to give a speech in church when the 'good' book has hardly been welcoming towards homosexuality. The film then gets terribly maudlin over the fact that this man believes his life is no more because he will never meet another fat, loud, hairy man again. Er....
Now, before you say this review smacks of someone whose got out out of the wrong side of the bed this morning and hasn't had any lurve or sack action since we went decimal, I'd just like to say I have no bed and you can always pay for it. A clergy man in Acton once told me.
I think the plot has been covered fairly well already, and is pretty much nothing more than a "boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back" kinda situation. Nothing amazing. What is amazing is the way in which Richard Curtis as a writer flawlessly captures that atmoshpere that always seem to be at British weddings; being British myself, I can say that his portrayal of the wedings (and the funeral) did completely and utterly capture the English eccentricity and reserve perefectly.
However, once we finally got round to the last wedding, I was yawning - it was far too much of the same thing. It would have been more interesting to put some of those characters that appeared at all the weddings in another situation.
When watching films such as FOUR WEDDINGS and NOTTING HILL, it is obvious just how few famous faces there are in British comedy; almost every single little cameo role in FOUR WEDDINGS was played by a relatively famous British comedic actor or actress, right down to Rowan Atkinson making an appearance with his co-star from THE THIN BLUE LINE, James Dreyfus. All these "familair faces" do add to the appeal of the movie for many people, and all play their parts wonderfully, but they do seem to be typecast - hardly any of them actually played anything that was a long way from work they have already done.
The ending of the movie is truly terrible; it is so cheesy that I actually groaned out loud at the scene in the rain. Un until there, the movie had consintently hit just off-centre, which was nice, but the scene was unbearably predictable and trite. What was Richard Curtis thinking of?!
Despite all this, FOUR WEDDINGS is a good movie - I just don't like it, but don't let that put you off.
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