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Parents' Guide to

Four Weddings and a Funeral

By Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sexy, funny, romantic comedy at its finest.

Movie R 1994 117 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

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age 18+

Destroyed by language in first 5 minutes

First let me correct that it’s NOT ok for 18 yr olds. The language alone makes it inappropriate for family viewing. The dialogue of the opening scene is nothing but F bombs. As a string of things go wrong, the 2 characters repeat F until Hugh Grant rapid fires it. I’d love to see a clean version of this, because it was a funny movie. The same scene could be hilarious and clean with a made up curse unique to that character. I saw 4w&f many years ago, and this whole scene is still vivid in my mind. I don’t have a photographic memory for f bombs, but repeat a word 20 times and show funny stuff, and that will lock it in the brain. Kids hearing it at school isn’t the same. Missing one movie is no loss.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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Four Weddings and a Funeral marks one of the early high points in Hugh Grant's romantic comedy oeuvre. As in films such as Notting Hill and Two Weeks Notice, he portrays an irresistible flake with the perfect amount of English sheepishness. The film includes stellar supporting performances from Simon Callow (A Room With a View, Shakespeare in Love, Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and Rowan Atkinson (Bean, Johnny English). Overall, the film sports a fantastic supporting cast. Like many Grant romantic comedies, the limelight is generously shared with a bevy of quirky supporting actors. Four Weddings and a Funeral is a fine example of English romantic comedy.

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