Four weddings and a funeral

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Limpin' Jez McKenzie
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Four weddings and a funeral

Postby Limpin' Jez McKenzie » 07 Jun 2024, 07:55

This is on BBC iplayer. I watched it, probably for the first time since seeing it at the cinema back in 1994.
I was surprised at how good it was to watch these days. Leaving aside some of the plot holes, like why does Carrie turn up at the second wedding or invite everybody to her own wedding, it is a tight set of vignettes neatly written and with some astounding set pieces: of course John Hannah's rendering of Funeral Blues tops the lot, but - spoiler alert, if really necessary - the scene where Fiona confesses her love for Charles is brilliantly done. Richard Curtis's writing was rarely better than in this film.
And then cast, much less well-known then (and including the tragic Charlotte Coleman), are uniformly very good.
I kept thinking "swim as far as you can, swim as far as you can".

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Re: Four weddings and a funeral

Postby The Modernist » 07 Jun 2024, 15:27

I thought it was wet, limp middle class shit and not even funny. I couldn't relate to it on any level.

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Re: Four weddings and a funeral

Postby naughty boy » 07 Jun 2024, 15:36

Indeed. There's a suffocating blandness to the whole thing which makes it difficult to feel much.
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Re: Four weddings and a funeral

Postby robertff » 07 Jun 2024, 19:25

I liked it.

They also did a new updated series of it on All 4 which both my wife and I enjoyed.


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Re: Four weddings and a funeral

Postby Neige » 07 Jun 2024, 21:59

I've seen it three times... and I'm not with the cognoscenti elite, but with Limpin' Jez.

I think it's great British comedy, with likable characters and a clever script

Horses for courses, I guess
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Re: Four weddings and a funeral

Postby mudshark » 08 Jun 2024, 00:00

I'm not a big fan (watched it multiple times because the wife's a sucker for this kind of stuff, and she likes the bloke that gets on the roof), but try the American version and you'll think the UK version is the next best thing since sliced bread.
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