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Comic Relief 2019: One Red Nose Day and a Wedding review

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Richard Curtis revived his 1994 rom-com classic Four Weddings and a Funeral for Comic Relief but unlike the original it failed to deliver.

 

While the same-sex marriage was a delightful twist, the highly anticipated mini-sequel was, for the most part, a disappointing let-down.

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Charles (Hugh Grant) was back - 25-years-older but just as charming -  along with his life partner Carrie (Andie Macdowell) and it was the wedding of their daughter Miranda to Faith which was the focus of this sketch.

 

With many homages paid to the original and the majority of the cast making a return, it was a fun-trip down memory lane.

 

There was something seriously lacking, however, and that was the laughs. The gags were re-hashed and it all felt a little too predictable. It’s hard to achieve anything of great value in an 11 minute sequel, especially with the introduction of two new main characters.

 

Such iconic films are sometimes best left untouched and that is clearly the case here.  One Red Nose Day and a Wedding was a jolly but ultimately uninspiring production and didn’t live up to the hype Curtis and co. had been so feverishly whipping up.




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