The Big Day: Four Weddings and a Funeral

Wedding Week here at Gush About!
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My niece is getting married this week (congratulations, Briana and Tim!) and my thoughts have turned to weddings in my favorite movies and TV shows. Because where can we learn all our big lessons in life and how else would we know how to behave?

In the trailer, the message of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” is stated as “Don’t get married…unless you fall recklessly in love.” Of course, why else would you go to all the trouble? Still, all that trouble gets you into more trouble of a different sort, but these films don’t usually follow the couples after the big day when they finally do tie the knot, find out they’re not compatible and eventually divorce. That would be too real and depressing.

These films do keep the hope of true love alive; otherwise, we’d all just kill yourselves. I’ve found true love and gotten married, so it is possible…

Anyhow, if you’re ever in a pessimistic mood, stream this classic film. And it’s good value for money, with three extra weddings and a funeral thrown in.

Hugh Grant is perfection here, so good in fact that he’s spent his career since trying to escape it. His quoting of David Cassidy’s “I Think I Love You” is a romcom classic! Plus it gave U.S. audiences their first glimpse of an incredible cast including Kristen Scott-Thomas, Simon Callow, John Hannah, and Rowan Atkinson. And written by the king of the British romcom, Richard Curtis.

Below is the trailer, but then scroll down for the trailer of the new TV series based on the movie.

This new series on Hulu comes from Mindy Kaling. It features a character named Ainsley who is the daughter of Andie MacDowell. Now, is she the offspring of Andie and Hugh Grant? I assume so. Haven’t seen this yet, so I’m curious to find out.

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