Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  8 December 1995 (USA)
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In this sequel, George Banks deals not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Banks-MacKenzie (as Kimberly Williams)
Joanna MacKenzie (as Kate McGregor Stewart)
Dr. Megan Eisenberg
Mr. Habib
Rebecca Chambers ...
Young Woman at Gym
Dulcy Rogers ...
Ava (the Beautician)
Kathy Anthony ...
Beautician #2


In this sequel to "Father of the Bride", George Banks must accept the reality of what his daughter's ascension from daughter to wife, and now, to mother means when placed into perspective against his own stage of life. As the comfortable family unit starts to unravel in his mind, a rapid progression into mid-life crisis is in his future. His journey to regain his youth acts as a catalyst for a kind of "rebirth" of his attitude on life when he and his wife, Nina, find how their lives are about to change as well. Written by Scott Jentsch

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Just When His World Is Back To Normal... He's In For The Surprise Of His Life! See more »



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Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brudens far 2  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


£4,239,588 (UK) (15 March 1996)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie represents the second of 5 films that Steve Martin and Eugene Levy had collaborated: Father of The Bride (1991), Cheaper By the Dozen (2003), Bringing Down the House (2003), and Cheaper By the Dozen 2 (2005). See more »


When Annie moves in with her parents, George narrates that Nina was 4 weeks from her due date and Annie was 2 days passed hers. However, the due date given for Annie was July 26 and the due date given for Nina was Sept 4. If it is in fact 2 days after Annie's due date (making it July 28), it would be a little over 5 weeks away from Nina's due date - not 4 weeks as stated. See more »


Matty Banks: How would you like to go through life with the name Cooper Banks-Mackenzie? The kid's gonna sound like a law firm.
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Referenced in The Parent Trap (1998) See more »


Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Lyrics by Harry Ruby
Performed by Steve Tyrell
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Heartwarming & Hilarious
7 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Steve Martin does it again in this touching and funny sequel to 1991's Father Of The Bride the rest of the cast returns in a new story dealing with the joys of parenthood. I loved Father Of The Bride II not only because it was funny, mostly it was due to the comic antics of a man dealing with two pregnancies at once. He's a great comedian as well as an on screen father, my favorite scene is when both babies arrive at the same time.

A year has passed since George Banks (Martin) watched his only daughter Annie (Williams) get married and has accepted her transformation from daughter to wife. She comes home with her husband Brian (Newbern) to announce the wonderful news to her parents, brother Matty (Culkin) and in-laws that she's pregnant. Everyone is thrilled and excited except for George who thinks he's too young to be a grandpa, from then on he tries to act young by dying his hair and exercising.

But things are about to get a little crazy when his loving wife Nina (Keaton)discovers she's pregnant too now George must deal with the impending arrival of both his grandchild and his own child. Thrown into the chaos is Franck Eggelhoffer (Short) the wedding coordinator who helps to design a room for the new addition to the Banks family. This movie is not only sweet but it's charming entertainment for fans of all ages.

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