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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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Charles Shyer

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... George Banks
Diane Keaton ... Nina Banks
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Annie Banks (as Kimberly Williams)
Kieran Culkin ... Matty Banks
George Newbern ... Bryan MacKenzie
Martin Short ... Franck Eggelhoffer
BD Wong ... Howard Weinstein
Peter Michael Goetz ... John MacKenzie
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Joanna MacKenzie
Carmen Hayward ... Grace
April Ortiz ... Olivia
Mina Vasquez Mina Vasquez ... Marta
Gibby Brand ... David
Richard Portnow ... Al - the Tux Salesman
Barbara Perry Barbara Perry ... Female Factory Worker
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$89,325,780
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kimberly Williams plays a character named Annie just as Diane Keaton did in the Woody Allen movie, "Annie Hall". See more »

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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 »

Quotes

George: [seeing the gift from Bryan's parents] Yikes. A whole car.
Annie: Dad? Dad? Dad, did you see what the Mackenzie's got us?
George: It's unbelievable. And you thought you'd never have a new car.
Annie: I know.
[sees him hiding a gift from her]
Annie: What's that?
George: It's nothing. It's just a gift I was thinking of giving you guys. It's something you said you didn't have, but you wanted.
Annie: Can I see it?
George: [gives it to her] Yeah, you know, it's, it's not a big, big gift of course.
Annie: [she opens it] It's a cappuccino maker!
[...]
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I'm Into Something Good
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Herman's Hermits
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Pretty good Steve Martin comedy
7 December 2003 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

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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