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Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride
  • PG
  • 1h 45m
  • 1991
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Steve Martin turns in a heartwarming and hilarious performance as George Banks, a befuddled father who has a hard time letting go of his young daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed. Diane Keaton shines as George's patient, levelheaded wife, while funnyman Martin Short lights up the screen as the off-the-wall wedding consultant. Father Of The Bride vows to deliver fun for the entire family!
© 1991 Touchstone Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: While it doesn't quite hit the heights of the original, this remake of the 1950 classic is pleasantly enjoyable, thanks in large part to winning performances from Steve Martin and Martin Short.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Appealing remake has sweet messages, sexual references.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Steve Martin's comic antics in Father of the Bride -- plus the warm messages about family support and learning to embrace change -- make this remake of Vincent Minnelli's 1950 film a sweet and enjoyable movie. That said, it does mythologize the concept of the high-cost, over-the-top wedding as though it were a requirement for all, and a number of brands are mentioned. It also leans into stereotypes around gender, race, and sexuality, and characters are almost exclusively White. (Characters of color are shown in support/manual jobs.) There are a few sexual references, and characters drink alcohol but aren't shown drunk. But overall, it's a fun, light-hearted comedy that should appeal to both kids and adults.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:December 20, 1991
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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