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Father of the Bride (1991)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  20 December 1991 (USA)
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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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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia  »

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$89,325,780 (USA)
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Although the cost of the wedding is a hot topic in the film, the final price tag is never revealed. After crunching the numbers given by Franck's assistant Howard Weinstein, 572 guests at $250.00 a head, we learn that the wedding cost George $143,000.00. Considering that the film was released in 1991, the $143,000.00 price tag has not been adjusted for present day inflation. See more »

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When the Cops arrive to complain about the street being blocked with cars, the Police car is clearly seen in front of the house. If the street was completely blocked with the guest's cars, how did it get there? See more »

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English lyrics written by Mitchell Parish
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Funny & sweet
25 April 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have never seen the original so I can't really compare the two. On its own merits I thought FOTB to be really entertaining. Of course its predictable, but its meant to be. martin Short is hilarious as the wedding organiser, and Steve Martin is at his dead pan best. Kimberly Williams was excellent in her role as the young bride to be, particularly as it was her debut. The story goes along nicely but I must say the wedding seemed like the most expensive and lavish in wedding movie history, particularly seeming George Banks is your normal suburban father- not a multi millionaire. There are some fairly amusing scenes, but really its a nice movie. Its the type of movie you watch with your mother, or sister and think if only love, life and family were really that simple. In other words its escapism, almost like a fantasy...enjoy.


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