Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

DVD - 1998?
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A befuddled father has a hard time letting go of his daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plan to marry.
Publisher: [United States] : Touchstone Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [1998?]
Edition: Wide screen
ISBN: 9780788814600
Branch Call Number: DVD F Fat


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May 24, 2019

I saw this version before I even knew about the Spencer Tracy version, so I'm kind of fond of this one. Steve Martin is perfect in the role of the father who is reluctantly losing his daughter to a man he hardly knows. Kimberly Williams was a perfect choice to play Annie Banks, the blushing bride. I believe this was her first movie role and she was just terrific! Very funny film, and although a few scenes are a big dragged out, it works well! I even used music from this movie in my wedding!

Feb 22, 2019

One of my favorites. Silly and heartwarming

JCLHeatherM Dec 26, 2018

George Banks' idyllic life is turned upside down when his oldest daughter Annie announces her engagement to Bryan MacKenzie after a very short courtship. While trying to cope with the wedding plans and pending changes, George nearly loses his mind as he imagines losing his little girl.

A remake of the classic 1950 film, this remake is family friendly with great mass appeal.

The 1995 sequel revisits the Banks family and finds patriarch George faces two major and unexpected surprises from the stork, putting a quick end to his relaxing retirement plans with no kids in the house.

Mar 23, 2018

This is a good movie, and Steve Martin adds to the enjoyment. It is a remake of the 1950 Vincente Minnelli film of the same title, which is also available from Hennepin County Library. I have not seen the original. The 1991 film has at least one connection to Minnesota: Peter Michael Goetz, who plays the groom's father, has performed in numerous productions at the Guthrie Theater. Father of the Bride is rated PG.

d2013 Sep 29, 2014

One never tires of great comedy!

Aug 23, 2012

This film has such nostalgia value for me. I can't help but love it. Films like this one (a lot of them by Steve Martin, actually) warm my heart and remind me of my childhood, as well as having a great deal of comedy for newcomers. I adore this film! (Also, Diane Keaton is exceptional as always.)

Oct 19, 2011

While this is far from being one of my favorites it is still a decent movie, the script is well put together and the acting is good for this type of film. I would recommend this to fans of off beat and darker comedies.

Sep 09, 2011

A really funny comedy - I love the music in it!!!


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Oct 19, 2011

Matty Banks: Can I put Cameron back on the list if he promises not to eat?
George: You know, that's not a bad idea. Who else can we ask not to eat? My parents and your mother.
Annie: Why don't we just charge people? That way we can make money on the wedding?

Oct 19, 2011

Franck Eggelhoffer: Uh-oh, I bring the wrong color thread. I assumed you'd be wearing a black "tuxado."
George: It is a black "tuxado."
Franck Eggelhoffer: I don't think so, babe. This tux is "nuffy" blue. No doubt about it.
George: What're you talking about? Armani doesn't make a blue tuxedo.
Franck Eggelhoffer: Armani don't also make "polyaster."

Oct 19, 2011

George: Annie, it's a little nippy out, you might want to put on a sweater.
Annie: Dad, it's okay, I'm kinda warm.
George: Still, there's a chill in the air and you've been on a plane.
Annie: Dad, I'm fine.
Bryan: Annie, it is kinda cold out.
Annie: It is?
Bryan: Yeah.
Annie: All right, thanks, I'll get my jacket.

Oct 19, 2011

George: Drive carefully. And don't forget to fasten your condom.
Annie: Dad!
George: [shrieks in embarrassment] Seat belt! I meant, I meant seat belt.

Oct 19, 2011

Annie: What is this, 1958? Give the little wife a blender?


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Oct 19, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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Oct 19, 2011

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, George must try to handle the fact that people grow up.


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Oct 19, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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