Four Weddings And A Funeral

Gramercy Pictures Released 1994




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Mike Newell

Four Weddings and a Funeral is a romantic comedy that follows Charles, a somewhat socially awkward Englishman who becomes attracted to a beautiful American woman, Carrie, as she appears repeatedly amongst a series of weddings with their common friends. Their first meeting was a bit of a debacle as Charles and Carrie have an awkward one-night stand, only to meet at the next wedding with Carrie's fiance in tow. Though each encounter seems to spark more of their attraction for the other, it is not enough to bring the two together as the third and fourth weddings are their own to other people!


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  • QUOTES (16)

    • Tom: (after the first wedding) Splendid, I thought. What did you think?
      Bernard: I thought splendid. What did you think think?
      Tom: Splendid, I thought.

    • Gareth: Scarlotta, fabulous dress! The ecclesiastical purple and the pagan orange symbolising the magical symbiosis in marriage between the heathen and Christian traditions?
      Scarlett: That's right.

    • Tom: Anyone else tread in a cowpat? No. Thought not. See you in a mo.
      Fiona: Do you think I'd hate him as much if he wasn't my brother. [Gareth laughs]

    • Charles: So, Jonathan. How's that gorgeous girlfriend of yours?
      Jonathan: Oh, she's no longer my girlfriend.
      Charles: Ah! Still, I wouldn't get too gloomy about it. Rumour has it she never stopped bonking old Toby de Lisle just in case you didn't work out.
      Jonathan: She's now my wife.

    • Fiona: Oh, my name's Fiona.
      Gerald: Um, I'm Gerald.
      Fiona: What do you do?
      Gerald: I'm training to be a priest.
      Fiona: Good Lord. Do you do weddings?
      Gerald: No. No, not yet. I will though, of course. Jolly nerve-racking.
      Fiona: Yes, rather like the first time one has sex.
      Gerald: Um... W-well, I suppose so.

    • Charles: (Charles meets senile guest at wedding) How do you do? My name's Charles.
      Mad Old Man: Don't be ridiculous. Charles died 20 years ago.
      Charles: Must be a different Charles, I think.
      Mad Old Man: Are you telling me I don't know my own brother.

    • Charles: (Charles gives his best man's speech) My job today is to talk about Angus. And uh, there are no skeletons in his cupboard. Or so I thought .
      Guests: Ooh!
      Charles: I-I'll come on to that in a minute. I-I would just like to say this. Um... I am, ever, in bewildered awe of anyone who makes this kind of commitment that Angus and Laura have made today. I know I couldn't do it and, uh... I think it's wonderful they can. So anyway, back to Angus and those sheep? [laughter]

    • Bernard: How's it going, Lyds?
      Lydia: Bloody awful.
      Bernard: Oh dear! What's the prob?
      Lydia: I was promised sex. Everybody said it. "You be a bridesmaid, you'll get sex. You'll be fighting them off." But not so much as a tongue in sight.
      Bernard: Well, I mean, if you fancy, um...anything,...I could always...
      Lydia: Oh, don't be ridiculous, Bernard. I'm not that desperate.
      Bernard: No, right. Of course. fair enough. It's a good point.

    • Carrie: Why do you think it's called a honeymoon?
      Charles: Um... I don't know. I suppose it's uh,... "honey" 'cause it's sweet as honey...and, um... "moon" because it was the first time... a husband got to see his wife's bottom.

    • Father Gerald: Let us pray. Father, you have made the bond of marriage a holy mystery, a symbol of Christ's love for his church. Hear our prayers for Bernard and Lydia...through your son, Jesus Christ our lord...who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Goat. Uh... uh, Ghost. One God, for ever and ever. Amen
      Matthew: (Whispers to Charles regarding Father Gerald) It's his first time. He's a friend of the family.
      Charles: Ah, excellent.

    • Tom: (Best Man's speech) Um... when Bernard told me he was getting married to Lydia,... I-I congratulated him because all his other girlfriends had been such complete dogs! [Lydia laughs] Although may I say, how delighted we are to have so many of them here today. [Gareth bursts out laughing] I'm particularly delighted to see Camilla, who, who many of you will probably remember... a-as the first person Bernard asked to marry him. If I remember rightly, she told him to, uh, sod off! [Gareth laughs] And lucky for Lydia that she did. [Gareth roars]

    • Gareth: (at the 2nd wedding) How are you?
      Charles: Well, I seem to be stuck in the wedding from hell. Ghosts of girlfriends past at every turn. Next thing you know I'll bump into Henrietta and the horror will be complete.
      Henrietta: Hello Charles.

    • Scarlett: Have you got a boyfriend?
      Young Bridesmaid: Yes.
      Scarlett: What's his name?
      Young Bridesmaid: Dolph. He's good at table tennis. What about you?
      Scarlett: No. Afraid not.
      Young Bridesmaid: Why not?
      Scarlett: Don't know. Because most of the blokes I fancy think I'm stupid and pointless, so they just bonk me and leave me, and the kind of blokes that do fancy me, I think are drips. I can't even be bothered to bonk them, which does sort of leave me a bit nowhere.
      Young Bridesmaid: What's bonking?
      Scarlett: Well, it's kind of like table tennis, only with slightly smaller balls.

    • Charles: Do you have the wedding list for Banks?
      Shop Assistant: Certainly, sir. Lots of beautiful things for around the 1,000 pound mark.
      Charles: Uh-Huh. What about things round the 50 pound mark? Is there much?
      Shop Assistant: Well, you could get the pygmy warrior over there.
      Charles: This? Excellent!
      Shop Assistant: If you can find someone to chip in the other 3,950. Or our carrier bags are 1 .50 each. Why don't you just get 33 of them?

    • Matthew: Bride or groom? Bride or groom?
      Mad Old Guest: It should be perfectly obvious I'm neither. Great God.

    • Tom: I always just hoped th-that I'd meet some nice, friendly girl, like the look of her, hope the look of me didn't make her physically sick, then pop the question and um, settle down and... be happy. It worked for my parents. well, apart from the divorce and all that.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Production Budget - $4,400,000
      Domestic Gross - $52,700,832 (21st)
      Worldwide Gross - $245,700,832 (8th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $102,880,093
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $479,645,643

    • Other Production Companies:
      Rank Film (distributor)
      PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
      Working Title Films
      Channel Four Films

    • Filming locations include:
      Shepperton Studios
      Guildford, Surrey
      Amersham, Buckinghamshire
      Sarratt, Hertfordshire
      Luton, Bedfordshire
      Lambeth, London
      Greenwich, London
      Alton, Hampshire
      West Thurrock, Essex
      Surrey, England
      Clerkenwell, London

    • Music:
      But Not For Me
      Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
      Performed by Elton John
      Chapel of Love
      Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich
      Performed by Elton John
      Stand by Your Man
      Written by Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill
      Can't Smile Without You
      Written by Arnold/Martin/Morrow
      Crocodile Rock
      Written by John/Taupin
      I Will Survive
      Written by Perren/Fekaris
      Walking Back to Happiness
      Written by Schroeder/Hawker
      Love is All Around
      Written by Presley
      Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
      Written by Kern/Harback
      'Gonna Get Along Without You Now
      Written by Kellen
      Dance for Norman
      Performed by Ira Newborn
      The Dashing White Sergeant
      Performed by Bill Black


More Info About This Movie


Comedy, Drama


Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance, 90s