I’m not sure I need to say much about Four Weddings and a Funeral as its repeated on telly so often that everyone is bound to have seen it at least once. However, if you haven’t, it’s a classic British comedy that is still very amusing after many watches.
The title covers the contents but Four Weddings (as it is oft called) is essentially a rom-com revolving around these five events and what happens to a group of friends at them, i.e. drunkenness, ex-lovers, embarrassing speeches etc.
All the main cast are great but this is really Hugh Grant’s film as he is so good at the bumbling, lovable rogue it pretty much defined the parts he would get for a good few years afterwards. You also get the obligatory comedy turn for Rowan Atkinson.
It also contains what must surely be the longest repeated use of a single expletive ever (in a very funny way though).
Verdict: Although not quite up there with Richard Curtis’ all-time classics (Notting Hill and Love Actually) it is not far off and should be watched by all adults at least once.