Four Weddings and a Funeral is one of my all-time favorites, and if you haven't seen it, run to your Netflix account or take a friend and enjoy a complimentary screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. The film is showing on Sunday, May 24 at 6:30pm. They're also offering a prix-fixe dinner that makes this a perfect date opportunity.
My only warning is that this is movie may be better suited to a late night viewing in the privacy of your bedroom, with a glass of wine and a box of tissues....
SPOILER ALERT: The movie is full of funny and memorable lines. This excerpt is from a disasterous Best Man speech, very funny.
Charles: Ladies and gentlemen, l'm sorry to drag you from your desserts. There are just one or two little things I feel I should say, as best man. This is only the second time l've been a best man. I hope I did OK that time. The couple in question are at least still talking to me. Unfortunately, they're not actually talking to each other. The divorce came through a couple of months ago. But l'm assured it had absolutely nothing to do with me. Paula knew Piers had slept with her sister before I mentioned it in the speech. The fact that he'd slept with her mother came as a surprise, but I think was incidental to the nightmare of recrimination and violence that became their two-day marriage. Anyway, enough of that. My job today is to talk about Angus. There are no skeletons in his cupboard. Or so I thought. I'll come on to that in a minute. I would just like to say this. I am, as ever, in bewildered awe of anyone who makes this kind of commitment that Angus and Laura have made today. I know I couldn't do it and I think it's wonderful they can. So, back to Angus and those sheep.