Handsome, bumbling Charles (Grant) is always attending the nuptials of his good friends, half-heartedly lamenting his single status with other male acquaintances. He knows the time is right for a committed relationship, but can't seem to find the right girl. Then he meets vivacious, free-spirited American Carrie (MacDowell), who keeps popping up at the same weddings, and finds his entrenched bachelor mindset under siege...
One of Britain's biggest box-office hits, Mike Newell's witty, urbane romantic comedy features Hugh Grant in a star-making turn as the waggish, commitment-phobic Brit who falls for a foxy Yank. Supported by Kristin Scott Thomas (who plays Grant's secretly enamored pal, Fiona), McDowell and Grant have a charmingly spirited and mischievous rapport that audiences loved. Newell's deft handling of Richard Curtis's sharp script helped "Four Weddings" earn an Oscar nod for Best Picture.