Premiere - 09/01/1994
"...It's all good proper fun in the English tradition..." - Recommended
Sight and Sound - 06/01/1994
"...Andie MacDowell looks ravishing....Kristen Scott Thomas makes a marvellously brittle Fiona..."
New York Times - 03/09/1994
"...A multi-tiered confection with a romantic spirit and an enchantingly pretty veneer. Elegant, festive and very, very funny....A career-making role [for Grant]..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/25/1994
"...Infectious charm and sunny goodwill..." -- Rating: A-
Los Angeles Times - 03/09/1994
"...Cheerful and witty....It offers the kind of sly pleasure only British comedy seems to provide..."
Charles (Hugh Grant) is a confirmed British bachelor with a colorful romantic background who meets the perfect woman, Carrie (Andie MacDowell), at a friend's wedding. However, Charles's hopes of romance are dashed when Carrie announces she must return to America the next morning. The two continue to cross paths at other people's weddings, never finding each other at a time when both are single. As all of Charles's friends find love, he's left wondering if he will ever be the one going to the altar.
With subtle and lighthearted storytelling, director Mike Newell makes viewers feel intimate with characters who are shown in their happiest and saddest moments. The talented, funny cast--including Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow, and Rowan Atkinson--portrays a very convincing group of friends in search of true love.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
The champagne is flowing and so is the funin this "delightful and sly" (Roger Ebert) romantic comedy about two people who belong together but just can't seem to tie the knot. Ushering in two Academy AwardŽ nominations*, and starring Hugh Grant (Notting Hill), Andie MacDowell (Michael) and a superb ensemble cast that includes OscarŽ nominee** Kristin Scott Thomas, Four Weddings and a Funeral is truly "a very special occasion" (Rolling Stone)! Charlie (Grant) is always the best man but never the groom. Determined to avoid even a hint of commitment, this handsome English gentleman is notoriously late to every wedding. But today he's in for a real surprise because not only did he forget the ring... but he also just caught a glimpse of the girl of his dreams (MacDowell)! "Elegant, festive and very, very funny" (The New York Times), Four Weddings and a Funeral is engaging entertainment from beginning to end.
In Mike Newell's FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, a perennial British bachelor with meets a beautiful American woman at a friend's wedding but finds their chance at romance prevented by her return to the States. Surprisingly, the two keep running into each other but never at the right time.
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL was the opening film at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival.
Shot on location in London and other parts of England.