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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Proposals In Pews

Americom's new film, "Four Weddings and a Funeral" is about just that: Practically the entire movie takes place in churches, following Charles (Hugh Grant) and his closest friends as they attend an endless string of weddings.


He cannot stop running into Carrie (Andie MacDowell), a charming American with whom -- Charles realizes at his own wedding to another woman -- he has fallen in love.


The movie, which hit U.S. screens last spring, explores the drama of major life changes inherent in weddings and funerals.


It's the perfect movie for the thirty-something generation, because it highlights singles' fears of seeing everyone else getting married. But the consolation is the movie's message that marriage is not the ultimate answer.


The excellent cast and script employ both overt and subtle humor. The acid comments of Charles's friend Gareth -- he contends that proposing marriage is the ultimate icebreaker -- add a brilliant cynical touch. Carrie's recounting of her 33 lovers is one of the movie's most memorable scenes.


Also at the Americom is "Baby's Day Out," a John Hughes comedy about a tot who escapes his parents and roams Chicago, pursued by three men after the $5 million reward for his return.


Both movies will run through Dec. 12.





The Saturday, Dec. 3 evening shows of both movies have been sold out. There will be screenings at noon and 4 P.M. of "Four Weddings" and a 2 P.M. screening of "Baby's Day Out" on that day only. Otherwise, "Four Weddings and a Funeral" shows every day at 8:50 P.M. with additional showings at 4:30 P.M. on Sat. and Sun. "Baby's Day Out" plays every day at 7 P.M. Russian translation available at Sat. and Sun. shows. Ticket prices are the ruble equivalent of $7.50 or $8 by credit card.