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Four Weddings and A Funeral: #9 in Romance Hall of Fame Wedding Movie Category

Always the guest and never the groom, Charles (played by Hugh Grant in one of his first roles as a leading man) seems fated to be mated to his band of buddies until his destiny takes a detour on someone else’s wedding day. An invitation to say “I do” to 117 minutes of mirthful, maritally-minded mishaps, this Academy Award-nominated contemporary comedy classic leaves viewers with a bouquet of happy memories.

Lovetripper Reader Recommendations

I just love the dynamics of the friends in the movie.– Rebecca

“In the words of David Cassidy, in fact, while he was still with The Partridge Family…I think I love you.” One of the best movie lines ever! It still brings a smile to my face.– Sandy

Hugh grant is so cute and funny. I love British comedies.– Kelly

Having lived through a number of laughable mishaps on my wedding day, I always enjoy watching the funny “I do” disasters in this comedy classic.– Ava

As an event planner, I loved a look at all of the different weddings! — Ellen

Hugh Grant at his best.– Bruce

It’s truthful and it’s honest.– Christopher

Cast

Hugh Grant— Winning a Bafta Award for his portrayal of commitment-shy Charles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Grant parlayed his fame into a string of box office hits, including Sense and Sensibility (in which he shared screen time with his Four Weddings co-star James Fleet), Notting Hill, About a Boy and Bridget Jones’s Diary.

Andie MacDowell— This southern beauty graced the covers of international magazines before embarking on a big screen career in 1984 with her role in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Appearing in Sex, Lies and Videotape, Green Card and Groundhog Day before stepping in front of the cameras with Hugh Grant, the actress has since appeared alongside John Travolta in Michael and Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop. Those who wish to walk in the footsteps of the famous can book a stay in the Holly Room at the 1847 Blake House Inn Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina– once the residence of MacDowell’s grandmother– where the childish scrawling of the future star can still be seen.

James Fleet— While lovers of Regency romance will recognize him from his role in Sense and Sensibility, for Britcom buffs Fleet will always be the lovable Hugo Horton on The Vicar of Dibley.

Simon Callow— An actor with a range that reaches from the broad comedy of Ace Ventua: When Nature Calls to refined roles in A Room with A View and Amadeus, this London-born thespian is also known for chronicling the lives of fellow actors with biographies of Orson Welles and Charles Laughton.

John Hannah— Following his breakout performance as Matthew in Four Weddings and A Funeral, this Scottish star went to appear in The Mummy franchise of flicks.

Kristin Scott Thomas— This silver screen beauty followed her role as Fiona with an Oscar-nominated performance in The English Patient.

Charlotte Coleman– A cinematic light extinguished much too soon, Coleman– best known for her portrayal of colorful Scarlett in Four Weddings and a Funeral— made appearances in a number of British television series before her untimely passing in 2001 due to an asthma attack.

David Bower— Choosing a different career path, the Welsh actor– who starred as Charles’s brother in the 1994 romantic comedy– is now a sign dancer and choreographer.

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