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
Features three cast members who have worked with the late writer-producer-director John Hughes. Steve Martin starred in Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), which Hughes wrote, produced and directed, Kieran Culkin co-starred in Home Alone (1990), and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) both of which were written and produced by Hughes, and Britt Leach who plays the assistant supermarket manager was in Weird Science (1985) written and directed by Hughes and The Great Outdoors (1988) which Hughes wrote and produced. See more »
During the wedding scene George's flower keeps alternating between the stem being visible and being hidden. See more »
[Nina comes to bail out George from the city lock-up]
Why do you look happy to see me in here, Nina?
Happy? No, no, no. I'm not happy George. You think I was happy to tell everyone that I had to come down to the city jail and bail you out for stealing hot dog buns?
I wasn't stealing...
I was just...
Ah! I'm going to have to ask you not to talk, or I'll have to call Officer What's-his-name over there. You've been more than I can handle, George. Annie's wedding is not a conspiracy ...
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The words The End is cursively written at the end of the movie while George and Nina are slow dancing. See more »
I re-watched this movie today after seeing it a couple of years ago. I didn't remember half of what happened in the movie, but even the stuff that I remembered amused me again. Steve Martin is his usual self, very funny, great body language...simply great. It's been a while since I've seen such a good, not laugh-out-loud funny, funny comedy. Most of the newer comedies have less realism, less normal subjects and plots, and try too hard to be funny. While this movie definitely has it's share in sentimentality, especially towards the end, pretty much most of the last thirty minutes, but it is still funny, and you don't lose interest in it. A great family comedy, it is pretty much funny for all ages. This is a good movie to sit down with the entire family and watch. Most people will enjoy it, and most people will find at least a few things to laugh at in it, if not Steve Martins nervous father character then maybe Martin Shorts character with the ridiculous accent. There's something for everybody in this one; well, pretty much, anyway. 8/10
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