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Father of the Bride (1991)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Banks
... Nina Banks
... Annie Banks (as Kimberly Williams)
... Matty Banks
... Bryan MacKenzie
... Franck Eggelhoffer
... Howard Weinstein
... John MacKenzie
... Joanna MacKenzie
... Grace
... Olivia
Mina Vasquez ... Marta
... David
... Al - the Tux Salesman
Barbara Perry ... Female Factory Worker
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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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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia  »

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$89,325,780
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Annie (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley) reacts in horror at her father's suggestion of a barbecue/picnic wedding reception, opting instead for a more elegant event. In real life, Kimberly's wedding reception was much more casual than that of Annie's, it actually was more of a down-home barbecue picnic. The actress married country singer Brad Paisley in 2003, about twelve years after the release of this film. See more »

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Despite all the practicing and "crib notes" on 'left-together, right-together' it's pretty clear that everyone is walking down the aisle in standard left-right, left right instead of bringing the feet together after each step then continuing with the opposite foot. See more »

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George: I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition. I know. I've just been through one. Not my own, my daughter's. Annie Banks Mackenzie. That's her married name: Mackenzie. You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. An adorable little girl who looks up to you and adores you in a way you could never have imagined. I ...
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 July 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way You Look Tonight
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Published by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
Arranged by Alan Silvestri
Additional arrangement by Robert F. Mann (as Bob Mann)
Performed by Steve Tyrell
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Funny & sweet
25 April 2000 | by 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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