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Four Weddings and a Funeral Review

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  • 5.0

    out of 100

    Universal acclaim
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  • 88

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Possesses the rare ability to make an audience laugh (and laugh hard) and cry, without ever seeming manipulative or going hopelessly over-the-top.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Forms a community that eventually envelops us.

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  • 88

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    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    It's a clever, multitiered affair built around the title rituals, frosted with delicious characterizations and tasty repartee. [11 March 1994, Life, p.4D]

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    A better film about love delayed than "Sleepless in Seattle." It's funnier, more credible, more bittersweet and the characters are a whole lot brighter. Naturally, it won't be as big a hit. [18 March 1994, Friday, p.C]

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Grant is the rare actor who can mix the characteristics of sex appeal and ambivalence in believable, rather than irritating, proportions.

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Iffy for 15+

Sexy, funny, romantic comedy at its finest.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film revolves around the (dys)functional relationships of a man and his single, married, gay, and straight friends. It shows incidents of casual sex and somewhat graphically depicts and describes sexual relationships. Even though comedic, many women are negatively portrayed as emotionally unstable, dependent, and dying to marry. The film also includes a string of profanities as the hero – Charles -- responds to his inability to attend events in a timely manner. His foul language seems funny and endearing, rather than problematic.

  • Families can talk about emotional commitment issues and what dating is really like.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Although this film does show the pains of a man who cannot maintain a meaningful relationship, as well as a touching gay relationship, it also depicts many people who enter into sex lightly.

What to watch for
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    Violence: No violence except an occasional slap on the face by a scorned woman.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Repeated sexual banter, extended scene of someone trapped in a room while two people have loud and goofy sex, indiscriminate sex, and drunken lasciviousness.

  • language false3

    Language: Not much, but starts off with "f--k" early (and frequently, in that scene).

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Much drinking at wedding receptions which leads to outlandish behavior and sexual escapades.