Every day, AlloCiné recommends a film to (re)watch on TV. Tonight: a cult British comedy.
Directed by Mike Newell and scripted by Richard Curtis (future father of Love Actually, another cult British romantic comedy), Four Weddings and a Funeral takes us on the sentimental adventures of a band of particularly endearing bachelors (including Kristin Scott Thomas and Rowan Atkinson). And it is obviously Charles, the most hardened bachelor, who will finally fall madly in love with Carrie, herself promised to a rich Scotsman…
A star couple, played by the independent Andie MacDowell and the charming Hugh Grant. Rewarded with the BAFTA and the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance, the latter begins his cycle of films which will establish him as the very archetype of the single seducer, by turns clumsy (Lightning at first sight in Notting Hill), hardened (For a boy), egocentric (Love Without Notice), or downright boorish (Bridget Jones’s Diary).
Skilfully navigating between humor and emotion, Four Weddings and a Funeral was a resounding worldwide success, bringing in $242.8 million for a budget of $3.3 million. In France, it totaled 5.7 million admissions, establishing itself as the third biggest success of 1994, behind An Indian in the City and The Lion King.
In 2019, the film is released in series by the creators of The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton.
Find our AlloCiné ranking of the best English romantic comedies
Four weddings and a funeral of Mike Newell with Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas…
Tonight on TF1 Séries Films at 9 p.m.