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Father of the Bride

  • Comedy
  • 1991
  • Charles Shyer
  • 100 mins
  • PG

Summary

A doting father 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 personality comedy, with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams and Martin Short.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This amiable 1990s update of the 1950 marriage-go-round comedy was brought to the screen by Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers, the husband-and-wife team behind such hits as Baby Boom and Private Benjamin. Steve Martin shines as 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.

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Credits

Cast

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George BanksSteve Martin
Nina BanksDiane Keaton
Annie BanksKimberly Williams
Matty BanksKieran Culkin
Bryan MacKenzieGeorge Newbern
Franck EggelhofferMartin Short
Howard WeinsteinB D Wong
John MacKenziePeter Michael Goetz
Joanna MacKenzieKate McGregor-Stewart
GraceCarmen Hayward
OliviaApril Ortiz

Crew

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DirectorCharles Shyer

Details

Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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