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* OnlyOneName: Every character in the film, save for Hamish, never has their last name mentioned.


* InsatiableNewlyweds: Bernard and Lydia can't even wait until the end of the reception at their wedding to embark on a marathon sex session - which is unfortunate for Charles, who is already in the room and has to hide in the bathroom. Eventually, he gives up waiting for an appropriate moment to leave and simply appears holding a pencil and exclaiming "Found it!" before beating a hasty retreat. It seems marriage doesn't dull Bernard and Lydia's sexual appetites either, as they have ''six'' children by the time of "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding".

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* InsatiableNewlyweds: Bernard and Lydia can't even wait until the end of the reception at their wedding to embark on a marathon sex session - which is unfortunate for Charles, who is already in the room and has to hide in the bathroom. Eventually, he gives up waiting for an appropriate moment to leave and simply appears holding a pencil and exclaiming "Found it!" before beating a hasty retreat. It seems marriage doesn't dull Bernard and Lydia's sexual appetites either, as either--he happily admits to being "exhausted" when they arrive at the fourth wedding, and they have ''six'' children by the time of "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding".


Charles (Grant) 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"). His circle of closest friends - his brother David (David Bower), his flatmate Scarlett (Charlotte Coleman), siblings Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Tom (James Fleet), and partners Matthew (John Hannah) and Gareth (Simon Callow) - are likewise all unmarried for various reasons.

One day, at yet another wedding, Charles 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...

A one-off special catching up with the characters 25 years later, entitled "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", aired as part of 2019's UsefulNotes/ComicRelief telethon. An American web miniseries based on the film with the same name was released that year from {{Creator/Hulu}} as well.

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Charles (Grant) 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"). His circle of closest friends - his brother David (David Bower), his flatmate Scarlett (Charlotte Coleman), siblings Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) (Creator/KristinScottThomas) and Tom (James Fleet), and partners Matthew (John Hannah) (Creator/JohnHannah) and Gareth (Simon Callow) - are likewise all unmarried for various reasons.

One day, at yet another wedding, Charles meets Carrie (Andie [=MacDowell=]), (Creator/AndieMacDowell), 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...

A one-off special catching up with the characters 25 years later, entitled "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", aired as part of 2019's UsefulNotes/ComicRelief telethon. An American web miniseries based on the film with the same name was released that year from {{Creator/Hulu}} Creator/{{Hulu}} as well.



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* WeddingDay: Four of them, three hilarious in one way or another. [[spoiler: No rings, trainee vicar, groom having second thoughts]].


* NextThingTheyKnew

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* NextThingTheyKnewNextThingTheyKnew: Charles and Carrie flirt a bit while sharing a drink, but swear nothing more will happen. We then cut to them lying in bed together the next morning.


* NextThingTheyKnew



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Showing all of Charles' group of friends--even Henrietta!--as HappilyMarried and he and Carrie with a baby.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Showing The ending shows all of Charles' group of friends--even Henrietta!--as HappilyMarried and he and Carrie with a baby.


* AmbiguouslyBi: Fiona, when a guest at Bernard and Lydia's wedding wonders if the reason she isn't married is because she is a lesbian (finding it a more interesting follow-up than "Haven't met the right chap?"), admits, "Well, I ''was'' a [[ExperimentedInCollege lesbian once at school]], but only for about fifteen minutes." and it's left unclear if she's attracted to women or it was just a one-time thing.



* ButNotTooBi: Fiona, when a guest at Bernard and Lydia's wedding wonders if the reason she isn't married is because she is a lesbian (finding it a more interesting follow-up than "Haven't met the right chap?"), admits, "Well, I ''was'' a [[SchoolgirlLesbians lesbian once at school]], but only for about fifteen minutes."



* ExperimentedInCollege: Fiona. "I was a lesbian once at school, but only for about fifteen minutes."



* SchoolgirlLesbians: Fiona. "I was a lesbian once at school, but only for about fifteen minutes."


A one-off special catching up with the characters 25 years later, entitled "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", aired as part of 2019's UsefulNotes/ComicRelief telethon.

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A one-off special catching up with the characters 25 years later, entitled "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", aired as part of 2019's UsefulNotes/ComicRelief telethon. An American web miniseries based on the film with the same name was released that year from {{Creator/Hulu}} as well.


* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Since Bernard, the groom at the second wedding, comes from an aristocratic family, his second middle name, St John, is pronounced "sinjen". Gerald, the vicar, pronounces it as written, though Bernard uses the correct pronunciation when he "repeats" it; every other time Gerald has to say Bernard's name, he just mumbles "St John".

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Since Bernard, the groom at the second wedding, comes from an aristocratic family, his second middle name, St John, is pronounced "sinjen". Gerald, the vicar, pronounces it as written, though Bernard uses the correct pronunciation when he "repeats" it; every other time Gerald has to say the second time, the vicar mumbles something that sounds like "Siddle", and the third time, he skips Bernard's name, he just mumbles "St John".middle names entirely.


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* WardrobeMalfunction: As Charles and Scarlett sprint through the streets of London to get to Wedding #2, part of Scarlett's bridesmaid dress falls off; Scarlett tells Charles to leave it. When she takes her place to head into the church for the ceremony, we see that the part that fell off was a giant bow on the back; without it, there is a huge gap in the fabric that exposes her underwear.

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* TheAllegedCar: Charles and Scarlett both drive piles of scrap posing as cars; Charles' car has tape on the windscreen and won't start when they're late for the first wedding, while Scarlett's rust-covered late 1970s Mini supposedly has a top speed of 40 mph, and although Charles is able to top that on the way to the church, the car is very audibly struggling.


* ClusterFBomb: Dropped rather... curiously by Charles. See the main article.

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* ClusterFBomb: Dropped rather... curiously by Charles. See Charles (and, in some cases, Scarlett) drops several of these.
** The film's first dialogue[[note]]Well, apart from an exchange of "Good morning"s between Fiona and
the main article.housekeeper, followed by Gareth yelling "Late! Late!" as Fiona and Tom pull up in their Land Rover to collect him, Matthew, and David.[[/note]] involves over a dozen repetitions of the word as Charles and Scarlett realise they've overslept, Charles gets hit in the back of the head by his braces while getting partially dressed, his car won't start (forcing them to take Scarlett's car, which nominally only does 40 mph), they miss their exit and have to reverse toward an oncoming lorry to get back onto it, and the zip on Scarlett's dress gets stuck. And yet when the bride arrives, Charles shifts gears to "Bugger!"
** Another series of F-bombs falls when Charles and Scarlett oversleep ''again'' on the day of the second wedding, make an unsuccessful attempt at waiting for a taxi to pass by, decide to take Scarlett's car only to find it clamped, and then have to run through the streets of London to get to the wedding on time.
** And although Charles is on time for the fourth wedding, he still takes it upon himself to drop another series of F-bombs when Carrie shows up and [[spoiler:reveals that her marriage didn't work out and she's single again]].

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* SucksAtDancing: That great wedding tradition of energetic but absolutely horrendous dancing at the reception is on full display at Wedding #1. When the happy couple take to the floor for the opening number, Music/EltonJohn's "Crocodile Rock", Laura is decent, but Angus looks like he's never even heard music before. Similarly awful performances are given by Tom and Scarlett, but what all of them lack in rhythm and grace, they make up for in enthusiasm. And then there's Gareth, who is in a class of his own; Matthew drily tells Charles that the first time he saw Gareth on the dance floor, he "feared lives would be lost."


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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Charles (Grant) 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"). His circle of closest friends - his brother David (David Bower), his flatmate Scarlett (Charlotte Coleman), siblings Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Tom (James Fleet), and partners Matthew (John Hannah) and Gareth (Simon Callow) - are likewise all unmarried for various reasons.

One day, at yet another wedding, he Charles meets Carrie ([=Andie MacDowell=]), (Andie [=MacDowell=]), and he has a one-night stand with her.

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...



* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Charles and Carrie, in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, as well as the couple married at the first wedding, seen briefly at Charles']].

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Charles BabiesEverAfter:
** The bride
and Carrie, in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, as well as the couple married at groom from the first wedding, seen briefly at Charles']].Angus and Laura, have become parents by the end of the film (Laura having been three months pregnant on their wedding day).
** [[spoiler:Charles and Carrie]] have a daughter in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.
** By the time of "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", the bride and groom from the second wedding, Bernard and Lydia, have ''six'' children.



* DreadfulMusician: The amateur duo at the first wedding. They're even listed as "Frightful Folk Duo" in the credits. One of them, Nicola Walker, returns in "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", this time accompanied by Music/SamSmith - and they're still both credited as "Very Bad Singer".

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* DreadfulMusician: The amateur duo at the first wedding.wedding; Gareth spends their entire performance writhing in agony, miming sticking his fingers down his throat to induce vomiting, etc. They're even listed as "Frightful Folk Duo" in the credits. One of them, Nicola Walker, returns in "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", this time accompanied by Music/SamSmith - and they're still both credited as "Very Bad Singer".



* 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."

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* LastSecondWordSwap:
-->"Bit
LastSecondWordSwap: Tom has to correct himself quickly regarding the existence of a stag night before the fourth wedding.
-->'''George:''' Bit
of a poor show you not having a stag night."\\
"We
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'''Tom:''' We
did! We did... We didn't think it was a very good idea in this day and age."



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tom fully admits to this. "The great advantage of having a reputation for being stupid: people are less suspicious of you." He comes across as a complete buffoon at the first two weddings, but takes charge when [[spoiler:Gareth collapses at the third wedding]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tom fully admits to this. "The great advantage of having a reputation for being stupid: people are less suspicious of you." He comes across as a complete buffoon at the first two weddings, but takes charge when [[spoiler:Gareth collapses at the third wedding]].wedding]] and runs interference at the fourth wedding.
-->'''Tom:''' The great advantage of having a reputation for being stupid: people are less suspicious of you.



* UpperClassTwit: Tom. When Charles jokes that his family is England's richest, Tom corrects him: they're only seventh. He's also dim-witted (though this is at least partly ObfuscatingStupidity), as exemplified by his exchange with fellow upper-class twit Bernard after the first wedding as they take their own pictures of the happy couple and their families:
-->'''Tom:''' Splendid, I thought! What did you think?\\

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* UpperClassTwit: Tom. When Charles jokes that his family is England's richest, Tom corrects him: they're only seventh. He's also dim-witted (though this is at least partly ObfuscatingStupidity), as exemplified by his exchange with fellow upper-class twit Bernard after the first wedding as they take their own pictures of the happy couple and their families:
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-->'''Tom:''' ''[taking photos of the wedding party outside the church]'' Splendid, I thought! What did you think?\\



* WeddingsForEveryone: Everyone, interestingly, ''but'' [[spoiler:Charles and Carrie.]]

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* WeddingsForEveryone: Everyone, interestingly, ''but'' [[spoiler:Charles and Carrie.]]Carrie]].





* GayBestFriend: Gareth seems to serve this purpose to everyone in Charles' group of friends, especially since he's the oldest and most experienced in life. By the third wedding, he actively encourages everyone to find their future mate, and they all take it heart, finding their spouse by the film's conclusion.
** Not only that, he and Matthew are the only ones in the group in a happy and stable relationship, the kind of relationship that the others are hoping for--Charles outright refers to them as "a perfect match. If we can't be like them, maybe we should just let it go."

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* GayBestFriend: Gareth seems to serve this purpose to everyone in Charles' group of friends, especially since he's the oldest and most experienced in life. By the third wedding, he actively encourages everyone to find their future mate, and they all take it heart, finding their spouse by the film's conclusion.
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conclusion. Not only that, he and Matthew are the only ones in the group in a happy and stable relationship, the kind of relationship that the others are hoping for--Charles outright refers to them as "a perfect match. If we can't be like them, maybe we should just let it go."



* LifeOfTheParty: Gareth.
-->'''Matthew:''' 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. Of his friends, only Scarlett has some rings she can spare, so Laura, the bride, ends up with a multicoloured plastic heart ring, while Angus, the groom, ends up with a skull and crossbones ring. In "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", Laura is still wearing her ring.

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* LifeOfTheParty: Gareth.
Gareth throws himself full tilt into the dancing at the first three receptions.
-->'''Matthew:''' ''[to Charles as he watches Gareth gyrating wildly at the first wedding]'' 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. Of his friends, only Scarlett has some rings she can spare, so Laura, the bride, ends up with a multicoloured plastic heart ring, while Angus, the groom, ends up with a winged skull and crossbones ring. In "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding", Laura is still wearing her ring.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tom fully admits to this. "The great advantage of having a reputation for being stupid: people are less suspicious of you."
* OhCrap: Charles at wedding #2's reception when he realizes he's been seated at a table populated entirely with his exgirlfriends (and the current boyfriend of one of them). He gets another when they start telling each other all the not particularly nice things he said about them after he had broken up with them.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tom fully admits to this. "The great advantage of having a reputation for being stupid: people are less suspicious of you."
" He comes across as a complete buffoon at the first two weddings, but takes charge when [[spoiler:Gareth collapses at the third wedding]].
* OhCrap: Charles at wedding #2's reception when he realizes he's been seated at a table populated entirely with his exgirlfriends (and the current boyfriend of one of them). He gets another when they start telling each other all the not particularly nice things he said about them after he had broken up with them. them.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Charles commits a massive gaffe at Wedding #1 when he runs into a friend, John, whom he hasn't seen in ages, and asks after his "gorgeous girlfriend". John says she's no longer his girlfriend, and Charles says that's probably just as well, as rumour had it she "never stopped bonking Toby de Lisle". A shocked and angry John explains that she's now his ''wife''. When we later see him at the reception, his facial expression suggests that the seeds of doubt have been well and truly sown in his mind.



-->'''Fiona:''' ''[as Charles barrels into the church at the first wedding, seconds ahead of the bride]'' There is a sort of greatness to your lateness.\\
'''Charles:''' Thanks, it's not achieved without real suffering.



* UpperClassTwit: Tom. When Charles jokes that his family is England's richest, Tom corrects him: they're only seventh. He's also dim-witted (though this is at least partly ObfuscatingStupidity), as exemplified by his exchange with fellow upper-class twit Bernard after the first wedding:

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* UpperClassTwit: Tom. When Charles jokes that his family is England's richest, Tom corrects him: they're only seventh. He's also dim-witted (though this is at least partly ObfuscatingStupidity), as exemplified by his exchange with fellow upper-class twit Bernard after the first wedding:wedding as they take their own pictures of the happy couple and their families:



'''Bernard:''' I thought, splendid!

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'''Bernard:''' I thought, splendid!splendid! What did you think?\\
'''Tom:''' Splendid, I thought!


* FourthDateMarriage: Bernard and Lydia hook up at the first wedding. Theirs, the second, takes place only three months later. (Though this is tempered by the fact that they've apparently known each other for years, just not romantically.)

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* FourthDateMarriage: Bernard and Lydia hook up at the first wedding. Theirs, the second, takes place only three months later. (Though this later.
* FriendshipAsCourtship: Bernard and Lydia marrying within three months of getting together
is tempered by the fact that they've apparently known each other for years, just not romantically.)

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