Father Of The Bride (1991)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1991.  Touchstone Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1, Sandollar Productions.  Screenplay by , Charles Shyer, based on a screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Remake of the 1950 classic with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor remains fresh and fun forty-one years later, with all of its suburban American values completely intact.  is the bewildered father whose beloved daughter () has suddenly grown up and announced that she is getting married. Mom (Diane Keaton) couldn’t be more delighted, but Dad is completely at a loss for words; for one thing, can he handle his little girl growing up and moving out? For another, can he handle the flurry of wedding preparations that are taking over his home and emptying his wallet? Thanks to having Martin and Keaton playing the parents, the situations are a lot smarter and sharper than they were the first time around, but it’s still a big schlockfest that will only appeal to the most hopelessly romantic audiences. Its sequel is a lot classier and much more entertaining.

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