(This will be a shorter post then usual)
“Father of the Bride” is a comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, George Newbern, Martin Short, and Kieran Culkin. Its a film about letting go…essentially. (Its a remake of the 1950’s movie starring Spencer Tracy) The story shows George and Nina Banks who are the parents of the soon-to-be-wed Annie. George is a nervous and unready father not ready to face the fact that his girl is now a woman. The preparations of the wedding provides many additional comedic moments. Directed by Charles Shyer, written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer. (Running Time: 105 minutes)(Rated PG)
One of those films you want more by the end of the hour and a half. You desire another another and a half of that good stuff!
Steve Martin is an excellent comedic actor! He does great character roles, obviously adapting into part with ease and taking them as a challenge and also for the sake of having fun acting. In here, he pulls off the part of a nerve-wrecked father who can’t let go of his daughter. Diane Keaton is a talented actress and plays a fun role of a mother supporting her daughter’s wish for love and happiness. Martin Short plays an eccentric wedding coordinator named Franck (sorta a funny French born man).
I’m not a parent or a father, but Steve Martin’s narrative father role is very…well-done, I think. At times, you may nod your head at the accurate portrayal of this kind of situation, knowing this has happened many times in life. So, I believe it was written pretty well for what the story was trying to get across. The film was meant to stretch out to fathers, I think. That was a strong theme the film has.
I would give this film a strong 4 out of 7 stars.
The film gained mainly positive reviews, bringing in $87 million at the box office.
A very good film! Highly recommended if you are in the mood for a funny, sometimes touching comedy about…letting go (I keep bringing that back up because its true!)!