January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 48, so I decided to watch 49 (48+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month. I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me. Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that are spoiler free before reading on…
Hope you enjoy!
This is film #10 of the 49.
Let’s continue with…
“F*ck-a-doodle-doo!” – Charles
Initial Viewing Memories – Saw this on video a few months after it came out and my friends and I couldn’t stop laughing at how fun this movie was along with the fact that it was so poignant the whole way through.
Number of Times Seen – At least 10 times (Numerous times on video and DVD, 11 June 2009, Dec 2010, 22 Sep 2016, 29 Apr 2019 and 5 Jan 2022)
Brief Synopsis – A single British man deals with life as he and his close friends attend weddings which make them each contemplate their lives and lifestyles.
My Take on it – This is an amazing romantic comedy that works so well on so many levels.
The characters are all quite memorable and have amazing chemistry with one another which allows for the viewer to feel so comfortable with them while also feeling a closeness the whole way through.
The way that the film mixes together comedy and drama is done nearly perfectly and they keep surprising along the way because one never knows which direction they will take each scene.
Tיis is the film that make Hugh Grant a household Hollywood name and desrevingly so because he plays this lead in such an extraordinary way that adds so much to the realism of the whole thing.
I have always loved the film’s theme song by Wet, Wet, Wet and the music also adds so much to the story as it moves forward.
The way that this movie is able to capture the life of singles, of dating and eventually about impending marriage is done so well and it remains so profound no matter how many times that this film is viewed.
My favorite two scenes are both during the second wedding; Rowan Atkinson officiated at the wedding and how Charles is put at a table with all of his exes.
Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Andie MacDowell waived a fee for appearing in this movie, taking percentage points instead. This netted her an eventual $2 million, compared with Hugh Grant’s salary of $100,000. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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