Four Weddings and a Funeral was a film that always struck me odd. Mind you that this film came out at the beginning of my serious film fan phase. How dare something take away attention from my beloved Pulp Fiction at the Academy Awards? My 13 year old mind was already annoyed by America’s love affair with Forrest Gump and now we have to let a British film compete?
Richard Curtis is to the romantic comedy what George A. Romero is to the zombie film. Neither man created their subgenre, but they made a model that has been replicated to the point of becoming faded. If you enjoy romantic comedies, then you will appreciate pre-prostitute visit Hugh Grant guffawing over Andie MacDowell. Your kids will wonder how people like this were ever considered to be romantic leads in a film.
From there, it’s the usual claptrap of circles of friends making their way between life’s communal dust-ups. There is a 30% chance that you will have to watch it during Valentine Day’s weekend. Honestly, your companion of choice could pick worse.
Four Weddings and a Funeral special features
- NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
- NEW The Wedding Photographer – An Interview With Director Of Photography Michael Coulter
- Audio Commentary With Director Mike Newell, Producer Duncan Kenworthy, And Writer/Co-executive Producer Richard Curtis
- “The Wedding Planners” Documentary
- “Four Weddings And A Funeral …In The Making” Featurette
- “Two Actors And A Director” Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- Promotional Spots
- Theatrical Trailer