Audio problem: In the scene near the beginning of the film where Charles and Scarlet are heading to the first wedding, they miss their turn off and so have to reverse on the motorway. You see that Scarlet turns her head around to see out the back of the car and can hear her swearing but her mouth never opens.
A group of friends, including Charles, Fiona, and Gareth, meet at a series of weddings in Britain. At one such wedding, Charles has a one-night stand with a glamorous American, Carrie, who vanishes back to the U.S. a few months later, Charles and Carrie meet and pass in the night again. By the time Charles realises he is in love with Carrie, she is engaged to Hamish, and that wedding goes ahead - but Gareth, one of Charles' close friends, has a heart attack and dies, so the next reunion is at a funeral.
After a while, Carrie and Hamish split up, Carrie having realised she is in love with Charles - but by this time, alas, Charles is on the point of marrying someone else. As Charles remarks, "Our timing has not been great." But at the altar, someone speaks up - in sign language.
Fiona: Where's Gareth?
Matthew: Torturing Americans.
Fiona: How thoughtful of him.
Question: Why wouldn't Charles' brother be his best man? Or is that not traditional in England the way it is in America? It's not mandatory but is certainly expected, unless the brothers are not close (which Charles and his brother are) or the groom's father serves as best man.
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