Live Face-Off Poll: Four Weddings and a Funeral

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"Four occasions to laugh, one to cry: five to meditate about love and life..."

Many romantic comedies culminate with a kiss that means love forever and... if not marriage, we can at least bet on long-term commitment.

And this is why Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), one of the biggest hits of the glorious 1994 -two nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Picture- was such a refreshing 'romantic comedy': a cheerful celebration of that magical day that sets a 'before' and an 'after' in our lives, starts in all pompous solemnity and ends with fun, laugh, booze... and maybe a few years later regrets.

Still, even unsuccessful marriages end up being more insightful than the others (if only because they do 'end up') and the film also puts the notion of commitment into perspective even questioning its compatibility with real love. How many "rom-coms" dared to ask whether love could really last forever.

If not definite answers, the film provides some hints through four marital experiences and one funeral with the perfect balance between humor, slapstick and wit, in pure British fashion... with some American spice on it. Since the five titular events and their direct aftermaths occupy almost 95% of the screen-time, the question is quite simple:

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the classic British comedy, which of the four titular weddings and funeral was your favorite sequence?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041196682/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/nP4sRFIAnNQ/
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ElM.

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I love this film. I have to go with the funeral.
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ElM.

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I love it too, I thought it would be interesting to suggest such a poll today... it's a sad occasion since I just signed my divorce papers and I needed to end that day in a more positive note, everything went fine and it made me look at the film with a whole new perspective...
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Sorry to hear that. Hopefully this and other movies can at least provide a laugh when needed.
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ElM.

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Yes, one needs to move forward and finds reasons for happiness even in the sad scenarios...
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ElM,

My sincere condolences and best wishes going forward.
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ElMo, since I never married and have had 3 relationships that carried on for extended periods, I can say that when they ended, I too was sad for a while. The first took a long time to get over on. It was 10 years before I could trust again. But after the third time, I got accustomed to being thrown off the horse so to speak. It gets better quicker when you realize that there ARE a lot of wonderful people actually out there. So as the old saying goes, today is the first day of the rest of your life. Take it from a 3 time loser! LOL......It will get better.
The glass is full.
Cheers
Ed
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My Choice by the way is 3 relationships that end in the fourth being a Wedding!
No Funerals!
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ElM.

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Thanks for the kind words,

(Dan, I didn't know 'condolences' was also used for these circumstances, it's only for deaths in French, though it's something of a death when we think about it... in one of the "Up" documentaries, one said that a divorce is sadder than a death in the sense that it gives a bittersweet taste to the happy memories, when someone dies, happy memories stay happy)

Ed, I can relate to what you say right now, though I'm going through the five stages like a ball on a roulette wheel, see what I mean?

But right now, it's still the Requiem for a Dream violins playing inside the heart... it has just caught up with me, that's why i'm waiting for the fog to clear...
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Time heals all wounds. It goes faster when you realize what awaits you.
Cheers
Ed
Sunshine everyday keeps the fog away.
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ElM,
(Dan, I didn't know 'condolences' was also used for these circumstances, it's only for deaths in French, though it's something of a death when we think about it... in one of the "Up" documentaries, one said that a divorce is sadder than a death in the sense that it gives a bittersweet taste to the happy memories, when someone dies, happy memories stay happy)
There really are no adequate words in English to express empathy and sympathy for a loss.
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Oh, I just read this. Sympathies from me as well, Elmo.
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Great film; for me it's probably wedding two:

In the name of the father, the son and the holy goat. 

LOL, that is amazing!
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Charles: So, Jonathan. How's that gorgeous girlfriend of yours?
Jonathan: Oh, she's no longer my girlfriend.
Charles: Ah! Still, I wouldn't get too gloomy about it. Rumor has it she never stopped bonking old Toby de Lisle just in case you didn't work out. ^-^

Jonathan: She's now my wife. :(

My vote: First Wedding. :D
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Congrats
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