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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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A comedy about letting go. 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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1.85 : 1
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Kimberly Williams and George Newbern were filmed in a series of Hallmark Card commercials as a couple. See more »

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When Annie and George are talking in the back yard (after Annie announces that she is going to get married), Annie is alternately wearing a gold necklace/pearl necklace between shots. See more »

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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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Referenced in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) See more »

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What's New Pussycat?
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Used by permission of EMI U Catalog Inc.
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Hilarious nonsense, but with a deep and meaningfull insight.
30 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

OK, OK, the characters are a little bit "Brady Bunch" - sweet little Annie, the perfect daughter, George, the doting and totally befuddled father, and Nina, the soothing, calming, hold-it-all-together wife and mother. They're a little bit larger than life in this classic comic, but who cares! For any father who loves his daughter, this movie simply can't be watched without feeling a tearing at the heart and a lump in the throat. Father of The Bride can be viewed purely as a bit of light-hearted comedy that mocks the way Dads can sometimes be, but by looking just a little deeper, it contains valuable information that could help many a daughter understand her Dad, and offers many a Dad some consolation that he is not alone, and that someone out there understands the separation pains he is going through as his most precious treasure begins to spread her wings and look elsewhere than the first man she ever loved. This is a tough time for many fathers, and mothers and daughters very often don't understand their erratic, paranoid and irrational behaviour. Father of The Bride explores this phenomenon with what was for me an amazingly accurate depiction of the emotional turmoil that goes on in the head of a man who cherishes his daughter's love and feels threatened and reduntant when another man enters the picture. Goodrich and Hackett have constructed it brilliantly, and Steve Martin expresses it perfectly in this most elegant of love stories. The movie takes some shortcuts - for most of us, the separation pains don't do us the courtesy of waiting till the engagement - they come much earlier than that, when out of the blue some stranger comes into our daughter's life. Martin demonstrates the pain and fear and anxiety that every daughter's Dad feels as some blow-in comes and lays a claim on his beloved child. A must for every Dad with a teen princess, and for the Mums and Daughters I strongly recommend that instead of just laughing and saying "hahahah - that's Dad all over", read between the lines to see just why Dad is the way he is. Loved it every time I've seen it (3 or 4 times now).


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