Betsy’s Wedding (1990)

ALAN ALDA

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990, , , .  Screenplay by Alan Alda.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

In this unofficial remake of Father of the Bride,  announces to her parents (Alan Alda, who also directs, and Madeline Kahn) that she is happily in love with  and wants to get married. Trying to not to go in for her dad’s desire for a huge, splashy wedding, Ringwald wants something small and intimate and is even considering eloping. Once the big wedding has been decided on, however, craziness follows: weather problems, mob connections and financial struggles all threaten to destroy what should be a perfect day for the happy couple.  is hilarious as Ringwald’s police officer sister, who attracts mob thug  and his woman-in-uniform fetish. This film should have had its audience wrapped up in a handbag, especially considering it isn’t any less or more inspired than other similar films like the Shyer-Meyer remake of Father Of The Bride, but the box office just didn’t ring any wedding bell joy.

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