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Father of the Bride

Published October 22, 2013

Father of the Bride

Film info

  • Title Father of the Bride
  • Director Charles Shyler
  • Year 1991
  • Run time 1hr 45m
  • Genres Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline Love is wonderful... until it happens to your only daughter

A father looks back on the events leading up to his daughter's wedding, from the early stages of meeting his prospective son-in-law to the big day itself. From the announcement of his daughter's engagement, Stanley's life is turned upside down.

Live Blog

Time Comment
2:32 There are many reasons I’m glad we got married on a boat. The detritus post-wedding may be one of them!
4:07 Totally impressive to start a movie with a monologue.
6:31 He has a brilliant car. Don’t put a bike on the back of it.
11:09 “We’re getting maaaaarried.”
11:47 This other Culkin kid is way cuter than the more famous one.
16:30 I want a basketball hoop!
19:30 He’s wearing Nikes! That’s a fail right there.
21:41 I don’t think you should ever say “to use a word from your generation.
28:41 And I’m impressed by the size of the Banks’ house. This other one must be enormous.
37:55 The bride burger and the groom burger sound excellent. I wonder how they are different.
42:10 Franck!
48:47 Argh, the invitations conversation is the worst.
52:39 “Oh, very nice. We’ll change it all though.”
58:57 Love the flipout in the supermarket. I can relate to that so much.
1:04:25 “Makes great foam.”
1:08:30 Steve Martin has the best faces.
1:11:09 I don’t really get the whole calling your in-laws mum and dad.
1:18:40 Playing basketball in the depths of the night isn’t exactly… quiet.
1:27:34 I feel like this bit is emotional but… I don’t get weddings.
1:36:16 This is chock full of wedding songs, I bet the soundtrack was popular.
1:39:36 It’s not like she’s not going to be back. I’ve seen the sequel.

Conclusions

A classic, and one that we watched when we needed something simple and delightful. I’ve seen it before, although I can remember the sequel more than I can the original. What I do know is, and this will not come as a surprise to anyone, that Franck is brilliant!

Aside from some of the fashion, the film has held up really well. The underlying story of a man losing his daughter and/or gaining a son is one that doesn’t tire, and with the additional bonuses such as a Culkin in the family, and a Franck organising the wedding, there’s plenty to like. Steve Martin is so expressive, and the dialogue is very well done. Really enjoyed it - more than I was even expecting to.

**Rating: **4/5

Rating: 4 / 5

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