A collection of some of the most memorable fathers in film.
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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.
July 2015 Challenge - Connection to previous movie - Steve Martin
- o filme traz muitas cenas semelhantes a do longa original, principalmente em seu início;
- a grande diferença está no humor do filme: se a versão original se baseava nos diálogos inteligentes e no desconforto constante de Tracy, aqui se vai mais na persona estourada e irônica de Martin, além de trazer mais cenas de humor físico, comuns em filmes do ator;
- há alguns bons momentos de direção: o raccord sonoro que liga "a tempestade" prevista por Martin a uma carrinho de metal, a bela cena de pai e filha abraçados em contra-luz na noite anterior ao casamento;
- por outro lado, o filme se excede nos clichês, desde os noivos brigarem em um dia chuvoso até a criança prodígio, além de algumas piadas parecerem fazer parte de um outro filme;
With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go. - IMDB
Father of the Bride is one of those movies that I distinctly remember hiring from the video store, while I was a ten year old boy, following my father into the store for probably the 4th time that week.
It was always a family favourite for everyone else but me. Saying that, I did enjoy it, just not as much as them. Watching it now after being through a wedding, I can appreciate it a little on that level.
It's amazing how memories change in your head. I always thought that Martin Short's character was way more over the top. Maybe my memory was an amalgamation of this and another character?, not too sure. Funny though. The brain, that is. Hmm, maybe I'll watch The Man with Two Brains soon.
A lot of comic potential is lost in favor of thick, goopy sentimentality but it's fun to watch for anybody who can understand how a dad might feel in such circumstances.
I've seen Father of the Bride multiple times but probably not in a decade or more. I watched it again.
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!
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