Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride ★★★½

"Father of the Bride" brings the premise of the comedy classic into a 2020s setting that explores gender roles in marriages and the clash of tradition vs. modernity. Andy Garcia leads a remarkable cast and gives fascinating nuance and complexity to Billy, a man conflicted with his daughter's choice to marry. Adria Arjona also provides a perfectly poignant performance as a young woman who seemed to take the lead role in her romantic relationship.

It does not reinvent the wheel of romantic, family comedies, but how it gives insights into the meaning of an intimate wedding and the veer away from traditions captures an essential part of our society nowadays. The bounds of a parent's responsibilities are also dissected. Beautiful establishing shots and Blanchard's score create an alluring Miami setting. It's a pleasantly fun time.