Monday, May 22, 2006


Four Weddings and a Funeral is one of those movies that She Who Must Be Obeyed and I have seen dozens and dozens of time, less because of any affection for it than because it is always on cable, and is a good background entertainment while doing whatever it is we do on the weekends. So you'd think that it would, twelve years after its original release, have nothing suprising to offer.

You'd be wrong.

We were watching it yesterday afternoon while waiting for friends to come by and take in some surplus funiture that had been living in the garage. And as I watched Hugh Grant's character stammer through his toast at the first of the titular weddings, it hit me:

"He's Bertie Wooster! He's playing Bertie Wooster!"

She Who Must Be Obeyed thought about it for a millisecond, "He IS Bertie Wooster!"

"That's what I said! He's Bertie Wooster!"


How did we miss that? How? It's one of those things that's so obvious in retrospect it's hard to imagine not seeing it in the first place.

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