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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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A comedy about letting go. 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

Actor Eugene Levy appears in both this movie and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), but as different characters in each one. See more »

Goofs

When the family is first meeting Frank, the candelabra in the room behind Frank is obviously lit up; however when they enter the room and sit down, the same candelabra is turned off. See more »

Quotes

George: Who presents this woman? This woman? But she's not a woman. She's just a kid. And she's leaving us. I realized at that moment that I was never going to come home again and see Annie at the top of the stairs. Never going to see her again at our breakfast table in her nightgown and socks. I suddenly realized what was happening. Annie was all grown up and was leaving us, and something inside began to hurt.
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Soundtracks

I'm Into Something Good
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Herman's Hermits
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Cryogenically Frozen
19 April 2004 | by August1991See all my reviews

This film makes about as much sense as an 'Ozzie & Harriet' or a 'Father Knows Best' episode. An old copy of Reader's Digest (circa 1962) would provide more insight into modern life, or the relationship between a father and a daughter, than this weird concoction.

I was surprised with Diane Keaton. She appears to sleepwalk through the film. (Given the film's title, I realize that hers was a supporting role but even Martin Short managed a distinct, supporting character.)

I can understand the attraction of an imaginary world created in a good romantic comedy. But this film is the prozac version of an imaginary world. I'm frightened to consider that anyone could enjoy it even as pure fantasy.


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