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Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
If you want a movie that truly shows how uncomfortable it can be at a wedding then this is the flick for you. It starred Hugh Grant and Andie McDowell as a couple who meet and meet and meet again at weddings and then end up not getting married to one another. A funny film that if you haven't seen definately deserves a look see! Let me know what you think about it.

If you have seen it what were your favorite things about it.

I liked it when Hugh Grant's character gets trapped in the hotel room during the second wedding when the newly betrothed couple decides they can't wait for their honeymoon night. Can you imagine?
Posted by HipsterMom27 (Member # 2161) on :
This is one of my all-time favorites...great lines...funny situations combined with the right poignant moments.

Charles: Do you think there really are people who can just go up and say, "Hi, babe. Name's Charles. This is your lucky night"?
Matthew: Well, if there are, they're not English.
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
I agree Hip, this has some classic lines and was really the film that put Hugh Grant on the Map. It is sad about the girl that played Scarlett, she died of an ashthma related illness a few years ago. I can still see her walking down the aisle at Bernard and Lydia's wedding with her dress tucked up in her underwear!
Posted by Anna Sullivan (Member # 4010) on :
I LOVE this movie. Hugh Grant is adorable and english comedy is brilliant! If you enjoyed this movie, I would also suggest a film called "Peter's Friends". It's a brittish film, with a stellar cast and is the 90's, English version of "The Big Chill". Actually I liked it better than "The Big Chill". A GREAT film.
Posted by HipsterMom27 (Member # 2161) on :
I like "Peter's Friends" as well...I keep up with most Brit releases here...we're getting "Layer Cake" shortly at my favorite little indie cinema house.
Posted by deathbystereo80 (Member # 2005) on :
This is one of my favorite movies.
(Which reminds me - I need to get the DVD!)

I love British humor, it is not so - for lack of a better word - "loud" but more subtle and usually delivered with a totally straight face.

(hmmm, sounds strange what I just wrote... my English for today has been used up, I think... [Roll Eyes] )

Anyway, I think it is really a very lovable and sweet movie.
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
ANNA I absolutely loved Peter's Friends too, I love the 80s music in it. I wonder if it is available on DVD? If so I need to pick that one up. Probablly if it is I would have to order it because I don't think that Wal-Mart would carry it. We don't get a lot of films made overseas unless they get a major US release like Four Weddings did.

I love Rita Rudner in Peter's Friends and I love how SHY Emma Thompson was, I love "Peter" to, I am blank right now on his name but he was in Wooster and Jeeves. I remember having to view some of those episodes in an English class in College and writing a paper on them. That was my first introduction to those to.
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
Devolution here,

To quote Al Bundy. "Four Weddings and a funeral, isn't that like five of the same thing?"

We are DEVO
Posted by HipsterMom27 (Member # 2161) on :
We were just quoting Al Bundy at the coffee pot this morning at work...something about women not wanting to accept that they no longer can wear a shoe size 7.

Al Bundy, a man for all seasons.

~A true size 7
Posted by Anna Sullivan (Member # 4010) on :
Stephen Fry is Peter. They were all great. What an amazing cast to work with.
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
Jessie wrote:
...ANNA, I absolutely loved "Peter's Friends" too, I love the 80s music in it...
Ah, yes. That movie was to the 80's generation, as "The Big Chill" was to the 60's.
Posted by kat27 (Member # 3979) on :
Love everything about Four Weddings and a Funeral except Andie McDowall. I am sure that she is a very nice person but I am not a fan. I adored Kristen Scott Thomas (Fiona). She is the character that I could really relate to. I adored the scene where she finally told Hugh that she loved him - it is so powerful and so beautifully heart wrenching. My other favourite scene is when Gareth (John Hannah) says WH Auden's poem Stop all the Clocks. What a beautiful man! This is a brilliantly written movie! I have included "Stop all the Clocks" here because I love it and basically there will always be a part of me that can't help but be an English teacher!

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead,
Put crépe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song,
I thought that love would last forever: 'I was wrong'

The stars are not wanted now, put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Copyright: WH Auden: Twelve Songs IX
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
I always wanted to know about that poem or rather song. Thanks for the info Kat!
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
My sister hates the end where Andie McDowell and Hugh Grant are getting wet in the rain. She says you can see Hugh's "man boobs"!!

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