Revisiting Four Weddings And A Funeral, it’s hard to initially get over just how young and boyish Hugh Grant looks. It would be no understatement to suggest this was his breakthrough role, earning him a Golden Globe win in the process. Of course, what makes Four Weddings And A Funeral feel surprisingly timeless is that it happens in places where you don’t expect to see much in the way of 90s-specific technology. In short, weddings and funerals. It’s still a strong film, and it’s aged less than you might expect.
The extras, and there are many of them, are varied and interesting. The making of feature, for instance, was produced at the time of the film’s original release, and correctly predicts Grant’s subsequence ascent. But what’s interesting is setting that against the later, more wide-reaching look back, which digs a lot deeper. The interesting, entertaining commentary track is well worth a spin, too, for similar hindsight.
This is just what a good Blu-ray of an older film should do: present the movie strongly, and then surround it with interesting, honest supplemental material. It’s certainly what makes Four Weddings And A Funeral a good release, with a package of supplements that support the film, whilst acknowledging some of its bumps. More discs like this, please. --Jon Foster
- Audio commentary with filmmakers
- Deleted scenes
- The Wedding Planners documentary
- Four Weddings and a Funeral: In The Making Featurette
- Two Actors and a Director featurette