Four Weddings and a Funeral

Director: Mike Newell
Year Released: 1994
Rating: 2.0

I'm not sure why, but I always like Hugh Grant better than the movies he's in - he plays the awkward type so very well (he always seems to be having women problems), though that may be because whenever I do catch him on talk-shows he actually is awkward - and have yet to see a proper vehicle for him. This film, in particular, is agonizing whenever Andie McDowell is on-screen - most any movie is agonizing when she's on-screen - and at it's best whenever Kristen Scott Thomas' fragile, snide old maid is given any kind of screen time (her feelings for the Grant character are dismissed by both Grant and the film). Gets into some 'bigger ideas' at the end - perhaps to make up for the fluff of the beginning - and Grant's final decision to leave his would-be bride at the altar is too cruel to be funny, ruining the final act.