Four Weddings And A Funeral

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Gramercy Pictures Released 1994

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Director:
Mike Newell
Released:
1994
Rating:
R

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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      • 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,...as 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.

      • Father Gerald: Bernard, repeat after me. I do solemnly declare...
        Bernard: I do solemnly declare...
        Father Gerald: ..that I know not of any lawful impediment...
        Bernard: ..that I know not of any lawful impediment...
        Father Gerald: ..why I, Lydia...
        Bernard: ..why I, Bernard...
        Father Gerald: Sorry. [guests snicker].. why I, Bernard Godfrey Saint John Delaney...
        Bernard: ..why I Bernard Geoffrey St. John Delaney...
        Father Gerald: ..may not be joined in matrimony to Lydia John Hibbott.
        Bernard: ..may not be joined in matrimony to Lydia Jane Hibbott.

      • Father Gerald: Lydia, repeat after me. I do solemnly declare,...
        Lydia: I do solemnly declare,...
        Father Gerald: ..that I know not of any lawful impediment,...
        Lydia: ..that I know not of any lawful impediment,...
        Father Gerald: ..why I, Lydia Jane Hibbott,...
        Lydia: ..why I, Lydia Jane Hibbott,...
        Father Gerald: ..may not be johned in matrimony,...
        Lydia: ..may not be joined in matrimony,...
        Father Gerald: ..to Bernard Geoffrey Sidd... Sidden... Delaney. [guests snicker]
        Lydia: ..to Bernand Geoffrey St. John Delaney.
        Father Gerald: I call upon those persons here present to witness...that I Bernard...[long pause]... Delaney.
        Bernard: [shows relief] That I, Bernard Delaney.
        Father Gerald: ..do take thee, Lydia Jane Hibbott,...
        Bernard: ..do take thee, Lydia Jane Hibbott,...
        Father Gerald: ..to be my awful wedded wife.
        Bernard: ..to be my lawful wedded wife.
        Father Gerald: That's ri... That's right. May Almighty God bless you all. The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spigot... Spirit.
        All: Amen.
        Gareth: Bravo!

      • 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.

      • Charles: (the woman who Charles loves has married someone else) F***-a-doodle-do.

      • Carrie: I reckon I've had a fair run at it.
        Charles: What is a fair run these days, down your way?
        Carrie: Oh, I don't know. More than one.
        Charles: Well, come on! Tell me. I've seen the dress. We have no secrets.
        Carrie: Well... The first one, of course not easily forgotten, was kinda nice. Two... hairy back. [Charles chuckles] Three, four, five... Uh, six ... was on my birthday in my parents room.
        Charles: Which birthday?
        Carrie: 17th
        Charles: Oh, we've only reached 17?
        Carrie: Well you know, I grew up in the country. Lots of rolling around in haystacks. OK. seven... Mmm... Eight... unfortunately, was quite a shock. Nine, against a fence. very uncomfortable. Don't try it.
        Charles: I won't.
        Carrie: 10, oh... was gorgeous. Was just heaven, just... oh, he was wonderful.
        Charles: I hate him.
        Carrie: 11, obviously after 10, disappointing. 12 through 17, the university years. Sensitive, caring, intelligent boys. Sexually speaking, a real low point. Um... 18... broke my heart. Years of yearning.
        Charles: I'm sorry.
        Carrie: 20... oh, my God! I can't believe I've reached 20. 21, elephant tongue. 22 kept falling asleep. That was my first year in England.
        Charles: I do apologise.
        Carrie: 23 and 24 together. that was something!
        Charles: Seriously?
        Carrie: 27... oh, now that was a mistake.
        Charles: Suddenly at 27 you make a mistake?
        Carrie: Yes, he kept screaming. It was very off-putting. I nearly gave up on the whole thing. But Spencer changed my mind. That's 28. His father, 29.
        Charles: With his father?
        Carrie: 30... ugh! 31... oh, my God. 32... was lovely. And then my fiance, that's 33.
        Charles: Wow!

    • NOTES (6)

      • 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

      • Academy Awards Nominations:
        1. Picture
        2. Original Screenplay

      • Taglines:
        1. Love is on the air, run for cover.
        2. An Outrageously Funny Affair.
        3. Five good reasons to stay single.
        4. He's quite engaging. She's otherwise engaged.

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    Comedy, Drama

    Themes

    Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance, 90s