One Red Nose Day and a Wedding review – Is it still funny? I hadn't noticed

Published on Mar 16, 2019

Twenty-five years after the release of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Richard Curtis’s well-intentioned short sequel for Comic Relief gave rise to no laughs but some genuine pathos

It was every bit as saccharine and self-indulgent and toe-curling as we expected, but the unexpectedly touching vignette from Hugh Grant as the bewildered-but-beaming parent made this an amiable enough trip down memory lane. If Richard Curtis ever wants to do his own remake of Father of the Bride … Grant is his man.

The set-up was that Charles (Grant) and his partner Carrie (a close-to-non-speaking cameo for Andie MacDowell) have a daughter (Lily James) who is adorably marrying the daughter of Charles’s old friend, the one who was secretly in love with him the whole time: Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas). Lily’s bride is played by Alicia Vikander. It’s a super daring and modern same-sex thing that utterly flusters

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Author: Peter Bradshaw