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''Four Weddings And A Funeral'' is a British comedy directed by MikeNewell and released in 1994. It provided Creator/HughGrant with his breakthrough role.

Charles is a charming but gaffe-prone thirtysomething whose friends are getting married one after the other, with him as the most likely candidate to be best man. He has come to find attending weddings unbearably tedious, and he himself remains single (or, as an ex-girlfriend of his puts it, a "serial monogamist"). One day, at yet another wedding, he meets Carrie ([=Andie MacDowell=]), and he has a one-night stand with her.

When he meets her again at another wedding, he begins to think she might be the right one. Unfortunately, she's now engaged to someone else...
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!!Contains examples of:

* AuthorAppeal: Oh, Richard Curtis, with your clumsily adorable Hugh Grant characters and your alluring American women and your quirkily awkward dialogue and your minor social crises.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Charles and Carrie, in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, as well as the couple married at the first wedding, seen briefly at Charles']]
* BilingualBackfire: Surprisingly averted when Charles and David converse in sign language in front of Carrie, making derogatory remarks about her fiance and complimentary ones about her breasts. One watches the scene expecting that any minute now, Carrie will reveal that she also knows sign language and has understood everything, but this never happens.
* BritishAccents: A nice sampling of them, from posh to Scottish brogue.
* BuryYourGays: Guess who gets the funeral?
* ButNotTooBi: Fiona. "Well, I ''was'' a lesbian once at school, but only for fifteen minutes."
* TheCameo: The bumbling priest at the second wedding is played by Creator/RowanAtkinson.
* TheCasanova: Inverted. The one who happens to have done the most sleeping around (and is quite casual about it) is Carrie rather than Charles.
* ClusterFBomb: Dropped rather... curiously by Charles. See the main article.
* CordonBleughChef: Gareth. "The recipe for 'Duck la Banana' fortunately goes with him to his grave."
* DefrostingIceQueen: Fiona, to some extent.
* DisposableFiance
* TheDitz: Scarlett.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Henrietta punching out Charles at the fourth wedding of the film, ''her'' and ''his'' wedding, after he confesses that his love is still for someone else. Charles may have had it coming, no doubt, but imagine if genders were reversed however and ask, would it have been nearly as funny?
* DreadfulMusician: The amateur duo at the first wedding. They're even listed as "Frightful Folk Duo" in the credits.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: There are four weddings and a funeral.
* FairytaleWeddingDress
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the fourth wedding: "When someone asks you a question, just say "I do"
* FriendshipMoment: Several of those take place among Charles's circle of friends.
* HollywoodHeartAttack: [[spoiler:Gareth.]]
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: Tom finishing his drink at the third wedding.
* InsatiableNewlyweds: Bernard and Lydia.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Charles' brother David. Despite his deafness, he's portrayed as completely normal, just as snarky and raunchy as his hearing counterparts. And of course, it's he who gets the role of Charles' confidant and guide.
* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: Played straight.
* KissingCousins: One of Carrie's lovers was this.
** [[spoiler: While at the end, Tom ends up married to a distant cousin.]]
* LastSecondWordSwap:
-->''"Bit of a poor show you not having a stag night."''\\
''"We did! We did... We didn't think it was a very good idea in this day and age."''
* LifeOfTheParty: Gareth.
-->''"I remember the first time I saw Gareth dancing. I feared lives would be lost."''
* LostWeddingRing: At the first wedding, Charles, as the best man, realizes at the last minute that he's forgotten to bring the rings.
* {{Malaproper}}: The priest at the second wedding makes a number of verbal blunders ("awful wedded wife" for "lawful wedded wife", etc.).
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tom fully admits to this. "The great advantage of having a reputation for being stupid: people are less suspicious of you."
* PsychoExGirlfriend: All of Charles' former girlfriends.
* ReallyGetsAround: Carrie lists all her former lovers ([[LongList more than 30]]), which takes quite some time.
* RunningGag: Charles oversleeps and shows up late at every wedding he's invited to. [[spoiler:His friends make ''absolutely sure'' he's on time for his own.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Fiona. "I was a lesbian once at school, but only for about fifteen minutes."
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Played straight [[spoiler:by David at his brother Charles's wedding. David is actually ''mute'' and Charles must translate for everyone else what he says in sign language. Cue an ArmorPiercingSlap from the spurned bride.]]
* UpperClassTwit: Tom.
* WeddingDay: [[CaptainObvious Four of them]], three hilarious in one way or another.
** [[spoiler: No rings, trainee vicar, groom having second thoughts]]
* WeddingsForEveryone: Everyone, interestingly, ''but'' [[spoiler:Charles and Carrie.]]
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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