Wednesday, July 02, 2008


“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” has been voted the best British film of all time. The popular comedy overtook Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”, to gain the coveted No. 1 spot in a Virgin Media survey. “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” is one of my all time favourite films. A classic British comedy which made Hugh Grant famous, “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” followed the lives of a group of singletons on their quest to find true love. Hugh Grant was with his then girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley at the time of the film’s release and who can forget the premiere, when Elizabeth accompanied Hugh, dressed in a daring black Versace dress, held together with gold safety pins! The dress caused a sensation, bringing them both to the attention of the world’s media as a hot couple of the moment. I’m sure it did a lot to boost the film’s popularity too! If you’ve never seen “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” I would highly recommend it. With brilliant characters and a funny script, this film does not disappoint. Make sure you have a box of tissues handy as it will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. The funeral in the film reminds all of us just how precious life is and how you can’t take anything for granted, you have to live for the moment. It really is a wonderful film and well worth watching.

British actress Dame Judi Dench, better known as “M” in the Bond movies, was voted Best British Actress of all time, whilst former James Bond star Sir Sean Connery and Hannibal actor Sir Anthony Hopkins shared the title of Best British Actor of all time.


Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

That is one of my most favorite movies!

Thank you for the article, Naomi!

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad Dame Judi was recognized this way. I think it's the right choice! I often rent a movie just because she's in it. I'll bank on that.

Four Weddings is a delight. Thanks for reminding me of it.

Jay Croft said...

Four Weddings is also my favorite!

It is the young Deaf brother who holds the key to the plot and who resolves the situation. Contrary to too many occasions where a hearing person played the part of a Deaf person, this role was actually done by a Deaf person. His BSL is authentic.

Palm Springs Savant said...

that surprises me. It was a good film, but I guess I never thought that much about it after I saw it.

Naomi said...

It's one of my favourite movies too Svet & Kyle.

Dame Judi Dench is a wonderful actress Sandy. I've always liked her. I always think of Four Weddings as one of those classic British comedies.

I agree Jay it's wonderful to see a deaf actor being given a chance to play a deaf character in a movie and certainly adds to the authenticity of the film.

I think a few people were surprised at first when Four Weddings was voted the best British film of all time Rick. I think for the British film industry it was very much the shape of things to come and proved to the rest of the world that good films can come out of Britain as well as the U.S.