Mike Newell has had quite the history in film. Many of his movies are beloved by all. He directed a beloved romantic comedy starring Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Charles (Grant) is a socially awkward Englishman. At the wedding of his friends, he meets Carrie (MacDowell) and is instantly smitten with her. The only problem is that Carrie is already seeing someone else. At another wedding Charles meets Carrie’s fiance, a wealthy politician. About a month later, Charles receives an invitation to Carrie’s wedding. He decides to go to the wedding but ends up leaving depressed. Trying to get over Carrie, his friend introduces him to his sister. Sadly, Charles friend dies of a heart attack during the grooms toast at the wedding. Afterwards, there is a funeral where Carrie and Charles meet again. Time goes on and Charles decides to marry a girl named Henrietta. He is unaware that Carrie is going to be divorcing her husband. While Charles does hear this news, he decides to go down the aisle anyway. Right when Henrietta and Charles are about to get married, Charles reveals that there is another woman that he loves. Henrietta leaves Charles at the altar with Carrie coming back into the picture. The movie flashes forward to reveal that Carrie and Charles are married as is all of their friends.
Four Weddings and a Funeral is a classic romantic comedy directed by Mike Newell. On March 28, 1942, this brilliant director was brought into the world. Four Weddings and a Funeral still delights audiences today just as it did in 1994.