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The Modern Wedding Comedy Guide
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The Modern Wedding Comedy Guide | Father Of The Bride
Father Of The Bride

The Happy Couple: Annie (Kimberly Williams) and Bryan (George Newbern)

The Hanger On: George (Steve Martin)

What’s the situation? Annie returns home from studying in Europe and informs her mother Nina (Diane Keaton) and father George that she’s getting married. This is a shock to George’s delicate system, and he deals very badly with the impending nuptials. The expense knocks him back, the eccentric wedding planner confuses him, he insults his in-laws, goes bananas over a packet of hot dog buns and even gets arrested. And yes, we know this is a remake of the Spencer Tracy 1950 film, but that one doesn’t conform to the OTT stereotype quite as well. That said, this is one of the better wedding movies of its time, because while it may be broad and soppy as a wet rag, it’s also funny and rather sweet.

Worst moment: Probably falling into a pool, clutching the groom’s father’s cheque book.

Moral of the story? Your daughter may one day get married. Take a deep breath and realise this, gentlemen, now before it’s too late.

Wedding checklist:

Does the wedding go ahead?
Does true love triumph?
Is there a run for love at the end?
Comic relief from elderly relatives?
Realism score 5/10

 

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