Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

Charles Shyer (1991)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The original 1950 marriage-go-round comedy starring Spencer Tracy is given an amiable 1990s work-out here by the Baby Boom and Private Benjamin husband-and-wife team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers. Steve Martin shines as usual, playing the Tracy role of the anxious parent who can't find a single thing to like about his daughter's perfect fiancé, while continually counting the ceremony costs. Watch for his Tom Jones impersonation: it's a scream! Diane Keaton gives him sparkling back-up as the uncomplaining wife, but it's the unbridled Martin Short who steals the entire movie in a fluffy turn as a camp wedding organiser.


A doting dad is taken aback when his daughter announces she is getting married, and is thrown into a whirlwind of increasingly complicated wedding plans, a struggle to live up to the expectations of his wealthy future in-laws and the sad realisation that his little girl has grown up. Remake of the 1950s comedy, with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams and Martin Short.

Cast & Crew

George Banks Steve Martin
Nina Banks Diane Keaton
Franck Eggelhoffer Martin Short
Annie Banks Kimberly Williams
Matty Banks Kieran Culkin
Bryan MacKenzie George Newbern
Howard Weinstein BD Wong
John MacKenzie Peter Michael Goetz
Director Charles Shyer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD