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  • The opening montage of the film ends with Charles and Scarlett realising they've overslept, leaving them racing to get to the church, complete with much profanity. Neil Gaiman said once during an interview that when Richard Curtis was describing the screenplay to him: "I'm four pages in, and so far all anyone's said is 'fuck.'"
  • Charles' best man speech at the first wedding:
    Charles: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry to drag you from your delicious desserts. There are just one or two little things I feel I should say, as best man. This is only the second time I've been a best man. I hope I did OK that time. The couple in question are at least still talking to me. Unfortunately, they're not actually talking to each other. The divorce came through a couple of months ago. But I'm assured it had absolutely nothing to do with me; apparently Paula knew Piers had slept with her sister before I mentioned it in the speech. The fact that he'd slept with her...mother came as a surprise, but I think was incidental to the nightmare of recrimination and...violence that became their two-day marriage.
  • * The priest in the second wedding, played in effortless form by Rowan Atkinson: "Awfully bedded wife".
    • "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Goat"
  • Gareth believing that people get married when they run out of things to talk about.
  • The old man Charles sits next to at the first wedding near the beginning of the film:
    Charles: How do you do, my name is Charles.
    Old Man: Don't be ridiculous! Charles died twenty years ago!
    Charles: Must be a different Charles, I think.
    Charles: Are you telling me I don't know my own brother?!
  • The general air of upper-class English foppishness among the men.
    Tom: Splendid, I thought. What did you think?
    Bernard: I thought, splendid! What did you think?
    Tom: Splendid, I thought.
    • James Fleet playing a prototype of Hugo.
  • David and Charles take advantage of their communicating in sign language to be as rude as they like in public and so David can compliment Fiona's breasts right in front of her, forcing Charles into some Tactful Translation.
  • Some good-natured ribbing of the Americans who fly over to England:
    Fiona: Where's Gareth?
    Tom: Torturing Americans.
    Fiona: How thoughtful of him.
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  • Charles gets trapped in a hotel bedroom which the newlyweds burst into to have sex in, forcing him to hide in the bathroom and listen to it all.
  • Charles asking for God's forgiveness before letting loose with a stream of curse words.
  • Charles. David. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace in sign language. Plus David ends by telling Charles "And by the way - your flies are undone."

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