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Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings And A Funeral – even the title is familiar from a million spoofs. Was it really as long ago as 1994 that Hugh Grant charmingly blundered his way into Andie MacDowell’s heart. Not only is the film one of the highest grossing in UK history, it spawned one of the best selling UK singles of all time. Admit it, you can still sing the first line of Love Is All Around, can’t you? And as if that wasn’t enough, the film sent WH Auden’s poetry back onto the bestseller list. Four Weddings is practically a genre in its own right, launching many imitators, not least other Richard Curtis-penned gems Notting Hill and Love Actually. The films sell a very specific view of England and the English (or maybe that’s just Hugh Grant) to the world, a portrait that could charm or appal you, depending on your point of view. Practically every scene is now a classic, every leading actor a household name and every other line a quotable favourite.

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The English romantic comedy par excellence, a fine display of pure English humour at its best.

Clara


It's as much British as English, I feel, and was in my view bettered by Love Actually - one of the best romantic comedies ever made, which - although a little crude at times - has a great deal inspiring to say about the basic and perhaps unexpected "oneness" (if eccentric) of British society. When I dream or "fantasise" about how life in Britain ought to be (and perhaps to some extent really is), I think Love Actually. My Polish students mostly adored it too!
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My nomination is the garden shed.

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