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Father of the Bride (1991)

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With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.

Director:

Charles Shyer

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... George Banks
Diane Keaton ... Nina Banks
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Annie Banks (as Kimberly Williams)
Kieran Culkin ... Matty Banks
George Newbern ... Bryan MacKenzie
Martin Short ... Franck Eggelhoffer
BD Wong ... Howard Weinstein
Peter Michael Goetz ... John MacKenzie
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Joanna MacKenzie
Carmen Hayward ... Grace
April Ortiz ... Olivia
Mina Vasquez Mina Vasquez ... Marta
Gibby Brand ... David
Richard Portnow ... Al - the Tux Salesman
Barbara Perry ... Female Factory Worker
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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 Reid Gagle

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A comedy about letting go. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Trivia

Actor Eugene Levy appears in both this movie and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), but as different characters in each one. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[at a supermarket]
George: 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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Soundtracks

What's New Pussycat?
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Used by permission of EMI U Catalog Inc.
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just read my review below... :)
25 September 2003 | by visions_77See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,031,146, 22 December 1991

Gross USA:

$89,325,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,325,780
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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