four weddings and a funeral

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BLASTOCYST, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 17:11 (fourteen years ago) link

The song on body magic is hott

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 17:55 (fourteen years ago) link

eleven years pass...

why would he invite the woman he's in love with to his wedding?

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 03:57 (two years ago) link

i honestly think it's fucked up he's marrying the woman his friends call "duckface" just because he's afraid to be alone.

anyone want to defend hugh grant here?

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 04:00 (two years ago) link

life is too short for hugh grant movies

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 17 December 2018 05:13 (two years ago) link

Apparently this is considered a classic film. I didn’t get it.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 13:13 (two years ago) link

I remember people asserting that in 1994 but I don't remember anyone asserting that since 1994.

Home Despot (Old Lunch), Monday, 17 December 2018 13:19 (two years ago) link

In 1999, Four Weddings and a Funeral placed 23rd on the British Film Institute's 100 greatest British films of the 20th century. In 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine ranked it the 74th best British film ever.[4]

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 13:22 (two years ago) link

I watched it bc i knew that auden poem was in it and i wanted to see how it was contextualized. That subplot was moving tbh—the gay couple whose relationship was far stronger than anyone on the outside ever understood, or thought to try to understand—but maybe 5% of the movie is about those dudes. The rest was about hugh grant haplessly breaking all these beautiful women’s hearts, which was dumb. I guess the woman teaching herself aign language because she had a crush on the deaf guy was sweet? I’m reaching here.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 13:27 (two years ago) link

The movie also was not funny at all.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 13:31 (two years ago) link

fun fact: richard curtis is a pisspoor writer and should have been walled up in a dungeon in 1989

i had the misfortune of being subjected to love actually again recently and i was moved to wonder whether richard curtis has ever met or spoken to an adult woman in his entire life

Lmao i watched that recently too.

That stunt with the cards at the doorway was such a gamble. Guy is lucky keira knightley was such a good sport.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 13:38 (two years ago) link

That movie is far better than four weddings and a funeral thogh, despite its limitations and its inaccurate portraya of Wisconsin... and Portugal.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 13:40 (two years ago) link

she should have called the police as soon as he showed her the video he made while stalking her at her own wedding

and its inaccurate portrayal of, y'know, all human interaction

I liked the general idea of an eligible bachelor as prime minister who is too distracted by his love life to focus on matters of state. I’d watch a reality show of that.

I disagree that keira should have called the police.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 13:52 (two years ago) link

you are out of your mind

that exact same scene with a slightly more menacing score would be absolutely terrifying

no matter how many times i see it i still expect keira to turn around and find andrew lincoln wearing an american psycho transluent plastic raincoat and swinging a shiny axe at her

I love LA. Yes, even the cards part. I also love Lindy West and she’s usually 100% otm but I almost don’t want to read that because I’m sure it’ll ruin it for me.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 13:57 (two years ago) link

Ok fine I’m skimming it.

“The grief-stricken Liam Neeson calls up Emma Thompson, who I guess is just some woman he knows (relationship NEVER EXPLAINED)”. Uh, I’m pretty sure it is explained - I thought they were siblings?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 13:59 (two years ago) link

Dude it wasn’t terrifying. They asked that guy to videotape their wedding and he had a desperate crush and didn’t check it so he thought all the great moments were of her, and focused the camera accordingly. When he realized what he did he edited it out. Was there ever a suggestion he meant her harm?

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 14:01 (two years ago) link

Guy is a dumbass and his actions should have ruined his friendship with her and her husband, his best friend. He acted poorly because he put her in an uncomfortable position. But he is not a stalker.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 14:02 (two years ago) link

Xp emma thompsons brother is hugh grant i think. Idk why she can’t be friends with liam neeson.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 14:04 (two years ago) link

i uh respectfully disagree xp

read lindy's piece!

Ok it’s funny and largely otm but idc. I still love it. I get why it’s problematic but it doesn’t bother me. The thing that honestly bothered me most about it then and still is that Martine Mc whatever her name is considered fat and teased. That part is bad, yes.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:05 (two years ago) link

Oh wait I think you’re right about Hugh being the brother. Hmm I guess she and Liam and just friends then.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:06 (two years ago) link

Yeah I don’t buy the friend is a creepy stalker bit. He’s been in love with her for years. People do weird shit for unrequited love (women included). It just doesn’t bother me.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:07 (two years ago) link

Yeah he never acts bitter or entitled about his unrequited love. Just sad.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 14:09 (two years ago) link

That movie is far better than four weddings and a funeral thogh

noooooooooooo, i think you are suffering from poptimism-induced psychosis

rip van wanko, Monday, 17 December 2018 14:10 (two years ago) link

i am no stranger to loving problematic things myself, believe me - there's just something about that movie that rly skeeves me out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I’m with T on the 4 weddings but too - tried to watch it last year and just couldn’t. That could be because Andie Mcdowall is just a terrible actress idk but I couldn’t get through it.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:11 (two years ago) link

And yeah if he was angry or ranty about the love it would be one thing but he’s not. Also, he never intended for her to see the footage. I don’t think he would have said anything had she not seen the tape.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:12 (two years ago) link

Oh and I always just wanted Laura Liney to leave the brother hanging for 5 mins and fuck Karl because my God that actor is gorgeous and I never really understood that unexplained storyline anyway.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:16 (two years ago) link

(I haven’t seen this in years and don’t actually care about it at all but I never really understood why so many people got so riled up about a silly Christmas movie. Idk. Maybe if I watched it again now I’d feel differently.)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:17 (two years ago) link

its inaccurate portraya of Wisconsin

I refuse to believe that Love Actually got this part wrong.

jmm, Monday, 17 December 2018 14:19 (two years ago) link


Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:21 (two years ago) link


richard curtis movies dont come to the attn of the type of person who performs the type of analysis you propose because they are not rly designed as hyperrealistic life tales

i dont think anybody has ever watched a richard curtis movie and thought I'll do that then

there isnt a single realistic character in a single realistic richard curtis movie the only mildly compelling thing on a meta basis from richard curtis movies is that his english characters are all american ideals of english and his american characters vice versa now this is a neat device but i think it unlikely to be deliberate

i enjoy richard curtis movies on a few levels, they are shiny and he coaxes huge amounts of charm out of his hugely charming casts but i just dont think you can hang the weight onto them that youre looking for here

hugh grant is good btw and getting better

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Monday, 17 December 2018 15:25 (two years ago) link

I’m just concerned about impressionable American anglophiles inviting the “one who got away” to their wedding and destroying their relationship.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 15:40 (two years ago) link

not the silliest source of angst ive seen around tbh

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Monday, 17 December 2018 15:41 (two years ago) link

Yeah this is a real issue

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 December 2018 15:44 (two years ago) link

well lookit if you feel it comin over ya get to a browser and let us know we'll put a procedure in place

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Monday, 17 December 2018 15:45 (two years ago) link

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