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Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

George Banks must deal not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.

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Airs Fri. Aug. 05, 2:30 AM on TBS

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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8 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brudens far 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$76,594,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Michael Peter Goetz co-starred with both Caulkin brothers. Kieran in this film and Macaulay in My Girl (1991). See more »

Goofs

Filming of the scene where George and Nina are in the car after she finds she is pregnant, took place in on Greenleaf Blvd, in Whittier. All the street scenes outside Nina's window on her side of the car are heading southbound. And All of George's passing scenery is heading northbound. See more »

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Franck EggelhofferHoward Weinstein: [both chanting to George] Every party has a pooper, that why we invited you! Party pooper! Party pooper! Every party has a pooper, that's why we invited you, George Baaanks!
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Connections

References The Harvey Girls (1946) See more »

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At Last
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Etta James
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A nice, feel-good movie, though you have to suspend credulity
27 June 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film, as I did Father of the Bride (1991), though I had to suspend my credulity a lot. This film was less realistic than the film it was based on, Father's Little Dividend (1951), with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. For example, it's unlikely that George Banks, a highly successful business owner who obviously must think through his decisions, would be so impetuous as to sell the house he loves and end up having to buy it back at a significant mark-up. (George and Nina decide to sell following a rainstorm that caused their kitchen ceiling to leak, even though the house had two storeys above it.) The new baby *wing* which the Banks then decide to build on to their repurchased home is equally ridiculous, since the house is already huge and only young son Matty is still at home. Between the ill-conceived house sale and repurchase, the posh baby wing and the lavish baby shower, featuring storks flown in from Austria, I don't think George Banks could possibly have spent more money. In the previous film, Father of the Bride (1991), Bryan's parents were portrayed as wealthy, but George is clearly a millionaire himself. I did enjoy this movie -- it's funny, romantic and very warm, with beautiful sets -- but I would have preferred a little less over-the-top consumerism.


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