Down 235 this week

Father of the Bride (1991)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  20 December 1991 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 52,643 users   Metascore: 51/100
Reviews: 87 user | 46 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

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



(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in


Airs Sun. Nov. 29, 9:30 AM on TBS

1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this sequel, George Banks deals not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.

Director: Charles Shyer
Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short
HouseSitter (1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany
Parenthood (1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest
Roxanne (1987)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to be with him, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy
My Blue Heaven I (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes
Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins
Bowfinger (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham


Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Banks (as Kimberly Williams)
Mina Vasquez ...
Al - the Tux Salesman
Barbara Perry ...
Female Factory Worker


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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




PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia  »

Box Office


$89,325,780 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Among the wedding gifts Annie receives is a Venus de Milo statue with a clock in the stomach. In the original Father of the Bride (1950), Kay also receives this as one of her wedding gifts. Both look at it with disdain. See more »


After Annie gets home from Rome and her family is at the dinner table, the shots alternate between Annie holding her fork picking at her food when the camera is on her to her arms folded when the camera is behind her. See more »


Annie: Um, I met somebody in Rome. Uh, he's an American - he's from LA, actually! And his name's Brian McKenzie, and he's just this wonderful, wonderful, amazing man. And well... we started seeing each other. A lot. And we fell in love...
[laughs nervously]
Annie: ... it actually happened, and we've decided to get married - which means, that... I'm engaged. I'm engaged! I'm getting married!
[Screams and laughs]
Matty Banks: Congratulations!
Annie: [Overexcited] Thank you!
See more »


Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Father of the Bob (2014) See more »


Perfect Match
Written by Steve Tyrell and Bob Mann
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

15 September 2003 | by (dallas, tx.) – See all my reviews

I laughed my ass off both times that I saw this movie. That should tell you all you need to know about this movie. Steve Martin is terrific, as usual. I highly recommend it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sickening... JJ Rocks
Right...together... .left....together donnagg1232002
whose ben banks? daksi02
What language were Franck and Hank speaking? doug-chartier
No Father-Daughter dance? lynnrnsd
The Bridal Magazine.. GPLar
Discuss Father of the Bride (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: