Sequel to Three Men and a Baby (1987), Mary starts school. Actress mom is now living in the apartment in NYC with the biological dad and 2 honorary dads, who are still actor, architect and cartoonist. Mom's English boyfriend proposes.
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
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
When Annie comes home and announces to her parents that the wedding is off, the position of the tea set items on the tray in George's hand changes between shots. See more »
[at a supermarket]
I'll tell you what I'm doing. I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them. But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell twelve hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don't need. So I am removing the superfluous buns. Yeah. And you want to know why? Because some big-shot over at the wiener company got together with some big-shot over at the bun company and decided to rip off the American public. Because they think the American public is ...
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I can't get enough of this movie, not because its particularly good, but because i love analising it. My problems lie not such much with the 'movie' itself.. but with the BANKS family that take a leading role in this film. This movie is dripping with sugar from beginning to end. The Banks family come accross as if they've just stepped out Perfectville, a magical place where everything is perfect. Honestly.. the Banks seem to be the most sanitised family i've ever seen. They're the sort of folks that go to bed RIGHT ON TIME every single night, get up at the same time every morning, the daughter is perfect.. not only is she graduating from uni at 22, she's ALREADY FOUND the PERFECT guy to marry! She has no problems such as stress, being a poor student, money worries, depression, overeating, drugs or alcohol, in fact she comes across as a middle aged 22 year old. (a very boring one at that)
As a previous reviewer stated.. if Mr Banks (Steve Martin) is making a good living and they live in this huge mansion, and everything is perfect.. then why on earth is he worried about spending $75,000 on a wedding? It's only money.. and after all, this is the perfect family, not to mention the perfect daughter. It shouldn't even be an issue for him!
I have no problems with perfection aside from the fact that being 'perfect' is a myth and is purely subjective. This movie overdoses on sickly syrupy sugary cover-your-eyes cringey moments.. where everything is just soo sanitised and pure it begs the viewer to slap these characters to snap them out of it.
These people (regardless of how rich they are) wouldnt last a day in the real world. They would have heart attacks at the thought of how busy or hectic working/living life/running a family/running a business can be!
This is the perfect movie to poke fun at.. and that why i love it so much. All the actors do an excellent job.. it's just the shame the characters are so over-the-top perfect/pathetic.
4 out of 5 stars.
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