Here's a graceful walk down the aisle...fervent wedding vows...joyful toasts to happy endings...check out these wedding-themed movies.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
The film unfolds as a comic drama between the lead pair of charming Englishman Charles (Hugh Grant) and the lovely American, Carrie (Andie MacDowell). The four weddings and one funeral are settings where the two keep meeting, rekindling their attraction for each other. Adding chaos to an already riotous plot are the supporting characters - the priest (Rowan Atkinson), Carrie's fiancé, Sir Hamish Banks (Corin Redgrave), and Charles' friends - Henrietta (Anna Chancellor), Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas), Gareth (Simon Callow), and Matthew (John Hannah). This film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and was the highest-grossing British film at the time of its release.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and longtime friend Michael O'Neil (Dermot Mulroney) have made a pact that if neither of them is married by the time they turn 28, they would get married to each other. Three weeks before her 28th birthday, Julianne is told by Michael that he is getting married in 4 days to Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz). It is then that Julianne realizes that she is in love with Michael and that she has to stop his wedding at any cost! To add to her troubles, Kimberly asks her to be her maid of honor. What follows is a virtual laugh riot with Julianne trying every trick in the book to sabotage the wedding while at the same time pretending to be the dutiful maid of honor. At one point she even asks her gay friend George Downs (Rupert Everett) to pretend they are engaged just to make Michael jealous. Julia Roberts is in terrific form - despite her evil scheming ways one can't help but be on her side. Everett, as her steadfast friend, won several 'best supporting actor' awards for his first-rate performance. Mulroney and Cameron Diaz provide the perfect support to a film that clearly belongs to Roberts. This romantic comedy won both critical and commercial success, being the 8th highest-grossing film of 1997.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) are best buddies and business partners. Their job as divorce mediators has left them cynical about marriage with their greatest cheap thrill being the crashing of weddings. Armed with fabricated tales, they crash weddings, mingle with guests, and inevitably end up becoming the life of the party. Their main goal at the end of the evening is to pick up the most beautiful women. Trouble begins when they decide to crash the biggest social event of the year - the wedding of Kathleen, daughter of U. S. Secretary of the Treasury, William Cleary (Christopher Walkin). John ends up falling in love with Cleary's middle daughter Claire (Rachel McAdams), while Jeremy is hotly pursued by Cleary's youngest daughter, Gloria (Isla Fisher) who is a nymphomaniac. Wedding Crashers, made on a modest budget of $40 million met with astounding success, grossing $285 million worldwide.