Father of the Bride
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George Banks' (Steve Martin) little girl Annie (Kimberly Williams) is getting married. All of the mayhem that you can imagine in a Steve Martin PG comedy ensues. Kimberly is marrying her college sweetheart Bryan (George Newbern). Banks doesn't have a problem with the concept of his daughter getting married but he does have an issue with his little growing up because, well, it means he's getting old, too. With delightful comic turns by Martin Short (as the wedding coordinator) and Diane Keaton, "Father of the Bride" unlike most remakes manages to update the material and make it work for a modern audience without betraying the emotional core that drove the comedy in the original film.Read more ›
So, naturally, he handles this the way any dad would. He starts watching "America's Most Wanted" in case Bryan is on it. And when it comes to planning the wedding, his idea is cheap and informal, much to the women's dismay. Will he ever get with the program? And if he does, will he survive the big day?
This movie isn't a laugh until it hurts comedy. There are plenty of laugh out loud parts, but the humor is often subtler. While some of George's antics are definitely over the top and border on embarrassing, the movie manages to find the balance between embarrassment and humor. And the ending it truly touching.
And I can't say enough about the acting. Everyone is believable. In fact, what makes the movie work is the fact that every one of the characters and actors seems absolutely real. The exception, of course, are Franck and Howard, the over the top wedding coordinators played by Martin Short and B. D. Wong who absolutely steal every scene they are in.
Whether you've gone through a wedding or not, this movie will make you laugh and touch you. And what more could you want from a wedding, and movie, then that?
The story line is obviously not overcomplicated, but it still keeps you involved and interested in what will happen next. A solid cast and great direction make this a true treat to watch.
I LOVE this movie, and am do glad to see it come out on DVD since my VHS copy is practically worn out, and I can finally see it in widescreen again. Get it, you will love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good movie! Steve Martin does a great job in the role as the father of the bride.Published 5 months ago by K. Perry
I always liked this movie and after having zero luck finding it online on Netflix or AmazonPrime, I decided to just buy the DVD. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Meador