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Father of the Bride (1991)

With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.

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Storyline

In this remake of the Spencer Tracy classic, George and Nina Banks are the parents of young soon-to-be-wed Annie. George is a nervous father unready to face the fact that his little girl is now a woman. The preparations for the extravagant wedding provide additional comic moments. Written by Reid Gagle

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Love is wonderful. Until it happens to your only daughter. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia  »

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$89,325,780 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Eugene Levy appears in both this movie and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), but as different characters in each one. See more »

Goofs

When Annie and Bryan go to change for their honeymoon, George takes a shortcut. The time it would take for them to change would be significantly longer than the time it takes George to get to the stairs via his "shortcut," though he still manages to miss their exit. See more »

Quotes

George: Well, that's the thing about life, is the surprises, the little things that sneak up on you and grab hold of you.
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Soundtracks

I'm Your Man
Written by Steve Tyrell and Charles Shyer
Arranged by Robert F. Mann (as Bob Mann) and Steve Tyrell
Performed by David Darling
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Completely likable and watchable, not without its sentiment, but it is a very pleasant film
15 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While not Steve Martin's best film or role, he shines in a very likable and watchable comedy film. His Tom Jones impersonation especially is absolutely brilliant. Diane Keaton sparkles as his uncomplaining wife, and Kimberly Williams is sweet and alluring as his daughter Annie(she looked stunning in the wedding dress), while Martin Short gives a wonderfully fluffy turn as the camp wedding organiser. Onto the other elements of the film, while sentimental in places and perhaps a little unoriginal, what lifts it aside from the excellent performances is the beautiful scenery and cinematography, a nice script, assured direction and a pleasant soundtrack. Plus there were enough laughs to satisfy me, going for subtlety rather than wackiness, making it even more pleasant to watch. Overall, engaging and definitely worth watching. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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