Sunday, 4 October 2009

(500) Films Of Empire - Day 18 & 19

The last two days have been very tough between work and some difficult family news and tonight's film was an apt choice that will become clear to those who know me.

375 - Four Weddings & A Funeral - 2 stars
Some people love this because it kickstarted the Richard Curtis/Working Title boom of the late nineties with the likes of Notting Hill and Love Actually.  And some people hate it for the same reason!  Foppish, charmingly befuddled Hugh Grant (who has mined this type of role for all it's worth) meets and falls in love with Andie Macdowell (truly woeful) over a series of wedding and funeral sketches, whilst swearing a lot.  The second wedding and funeral scenes are the highlights of an otherwise patchy film... and then there is THAT bloody song on the end credits!


  1. I think Charlotte Coleman is the best part of that movie. Andie Macdowell bugs the shit out of me.

  2. "Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed" yeugh. Much prefer Simon Callow in it, "It's bloody Brigadoon"!