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Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

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George Banks must deal not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.

Director:

Charles Shyer

Writers:

Albert Hackett (screenplay "Father's Little Dividend"), Frances Goodrich (screenplay "Father's Little Dividend") | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... George Banks
Diane Keaton ... Nina Banks
Martin Short ... Franck Eggelhoffer
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Annie Banks-MacKenzie (as Kimberly Williams)
George Newbern ... Bryan MacKenzie
Kieran Culkin ... Matty Banks
BD Wong ... Howard Weinstein
Peter Michael Goetz ... John MacKenzie
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Joanna MacKenzie (as Kate McGregor Stewart)
Jane Adams ... Dr. Megan Eisenberg
Eugene Levy ... Mr. Habib
Rebecca Chambers ... Young Woman at Gym
April Ortiz ... Olivia
Dulcy Rogers Dulcy Rogers ... Ava (the Beautician)
Kathy Anthony Kathy Anthony ... Beautician #2
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Storyline

In this sequel to "Father of the Bride", George Banks must accept the reality of what his daughter's ascension from daughter to wife, and now, to mother means when placed into perspective against his own stage of life. As the comfortable family unit starts to unravel in his mind, a rapid progression into mid-life crisis is in his future. His journey to regain his youth acts as a catalyst for a kind of "rebirth" of his attitude on life when he and his wife, Nina, find how their lives are about to change as well. Written by Scott Jentsch

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Expect the unexpected See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brudens far 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$76,594,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In this film, a character played by Steve Martin believes at 52 he can't be a father, years later in real life Steve Martin was 67 when he had his first child. See more »

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There's a significant time discrepancy in the movie. Nina becomes pregnant during the "escapade in the kitchen," but by the time she starts feeling ill/concerned, nearly eight weeks has passed - two weeks before the termites attack, four weeks to sell the house, then ten more days to move out, then one more day before visiting the doctors. This is over 7 and a half weeks (assuming it takes 0 days to fumigate and put the house up for sale). This is a fairly unrealistic amount of time for a mature woman to begin questioning things. Then, at the doctor's George says they haven't done any thing for six weeks - to which Nina asks, "what about that escapade in the kitchen?" They're both quite off in their timing. See more »

Quotes

Matty Banks: I'm, 4-foot 6, I don't shave, I don't have a job, and I'm gonna be an uncle. Is there something weird about that?
George Banks: Finally, someone who thinks like I do.
Nina Banks: Oh, yeah, a 12 year old.
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Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Lyrics by Harry Ruby
Performed by Steve Tyrell
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A Well-Done Sequel!
19 March 2014 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

A sequel to immensely likable Father of the Bride, 'Father of the Bride Part II' is A Well-Done Sequel! Its enjoyable as well as emotional!

'Father of the Bride Part II' Synopsis: George Banks must accept the reality of what his daughter's ascension from daughter to wife, and now, to mother means when placed into perspective against his own stage of life.

'Father of the Bride Part II' is worthy sequel of a wonderful prequel. The characters still appeal, the humor works & the emotional moments are heartfelt as well. Nancy Meyers & Charles Shyer's Screenplay is genuinely well-done. Charles Shyer's Direction, on the other-hand, is good. Cinematography & Editing are fair.

Performance-Wise: Steve Martin is lovable. He reprises his part of a loving/possessive dad commendably. Diane Keaton is flawless, yet again. Kimberly Williams-Paisley is cute. George Newbern is sincere. Kieran Culkin is adequate. Martin Short entertains.

On the whole, 'Father of the Bride Part II' is a satisfying sequel.


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