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Father of the Bride
Love is wonderful. Until it happens to your only daughter.
George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would be like without his daughter. He becomes slightly insane, but his wife tries to make him happy for Annie, but when the wedding takes place at their home and a foreign wedding planner takes over the ceremony.
God I love this film. 22 years old and it still holds up after multiple rewatches. I don't remember when I first saw this, but ever since then it (and its sequel) has been one of my all-time favorites. I don't know what about it hooked me back then but it still holds true today.
Steve Martin is atop my list of funniest people out there. While I am not a fan of The Jerk and haven't seen all of his filmography, he still is a favorite of mine. There are few that I find funnier than Mr. Martin, and he is close to his best here.
Martin Short is the other stand out in this film for me. I…
Comedies these days could learn a thing or two from Father of the Bride. It is funny without making a joke out of the characters, it has very little conflict, choosing to just go with the idea that puting on a wedding is conflict enough to base a movie around, and it is actually a charming experience.
Watching this through nostalgia-tinted glasses is a wonderful experience and one that could beat a cold and clinical objective viewing any time.
I unabashedly try to hold on to sentimentality and value earnestness and uncynical ideals. Therefore I am a strong believer that nostalgia is not necessarily a bad thing when watching films.
A film, any film, from the highest 'art' films to the basest low-brow comedies, uses symbols to try and elicit a response from the audience. There are the signals and the signified, for instance in the poster for Kubrick's Lolita Sue Lyon is sucking on a lollipop. But she's not really, is she? The lollipop is the signal that signifies something metaphoric.
Similarly (and maybe this is…
While a prime example of the safe Steve Martin that was a shell of his former self, he's also the reason this works. Father of the Bride is working a direct sentimentality you don't see very often anymore - you either get the sarcasm and angst Apatow sense of family or you get one buried under phony tropes. Not that this rich athletic shoe owner is exactly the common man, but Martin's direct approach to the story is the reason I watched this way too many times growing up (and haven't for over a decade). It's by no means a fantastic movie but it's an easy sit-with-the-girlfriend watch.
If I were to recast this with current actors, I don't know why but I'd want to see this with James Gandolfini. He's the only other person I can think of who could work the comedy, direct sentimentality, and angrily flip out under the stress.
An enjoyable yet average comedy.
Lifted from the sickly sweet, shitty bottom of the barrel by the wonderful Steve Martin and an outstanding Martin Short.
"I vill go talk to Honk. Now, we don't want to lose him, Hiss a genius and we need his maaaaand!"
Nothing too crazy here. A simple and charming family movie with a fair amount of laughs from one of comedy's finest actors.
Drive carefully. And don't forget to fasten your condom.
Earnest and sincere, and it's refreshing to see a film whose central drama is a father-daughter relationship, but it's very manipulative, and simply not that funny.
I watched this movie growing up. Its an all time favorite. I love all the characters. I love the whole concept of the wedding she had. I just love this movie so so much
A classic film about learning to let go of your child who is all grown up. One queries why the wedding had to be so spectacular though - poor checkbook!
Growing up I used to watch this movie with all of the women in my family. We'd all laugh and sniffle together, and I'd be charmed by the Banks' "middle-class" world. Rewatching this twenty years later though, my main thought is, "Poor dad!" or "$100,000 wedding!?". This movie is without a doubt a product of its time. And although it's meant to be heart-warming, the depiction of the bride and her mother along with their treatment of the father in the film made for scene after scene of cringe. Happily, this view of father/husband as walking, incompetent pocketbook is now as outdated as sneaks with a denim shirt and tie. Steve Martin: funniest dad, saddest dad.
A few laughs here in there...well it was the only one I deemed watchable in a red eye flight from Qatar...well maybe I should have rewacthed Casablanca or some Bollywood crap at least I would know what I would be getting myself into...Ok not horrible, but no masterpiece by a long shot
When I was little, I wanted a wedding like Annie's! Minus the father of the bride's monkeying and mishaps.
Its creepy cuz Steve Martin is just a regular dude
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finally, after 10 years My guy asked me to marry him on the way back home from our California trip!…