Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

DVD - 2003
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Chaos reigns when the beautiful daughter of a family casually announces her plans to marry. What follows is a warmly humorous story, with wedding preparations, ruffled egos and the unavoidable meeting with the prospective in-laws.

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messala2
Sep 14, 2018

Hey, Bang-on! Try dropping acid and watching it. The perspective is from Stanley Bank's
( Spencer Tracy's ) point of view. And like The Long, Long Trailer, another Minnelli film you'll enjoy after the acid therapy, is a commentary on American acquisitiveness and ( not like it's important in the MeToo era ) has a male utterly adrift and clueless in a totally female dominated environment.

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ManMachine
Jul 28, 2018

And, as the saying goes - "Marriage - It's the only sure-fire way to wreck a romance."

IMO - "Father Of The Bride" (FOTB, for short) was an absolutely irksome adulteration of the purest sentimental slop, 1950's style.

After watching this truly nauseating piece of nostalgic junk - I can't imagine why anyone (in their right mind) would ever want to go through that sickening ritual known as the "marriage ceremony".

'Cause - Believe me - This ordeal is such a preposterous tradition, totally sanctioned by the church.

"FOTB" starred an 18-year-old Elizabeth Taylor (who was obviously being pushed into adult roles).

Anyway - You're sure to be utterly shocked when you see the repulsive, zero-charisma sap who Taylor's naive character, Kay Banks, so desperately wants to marry...... Yeeeuck!!

EuSei Apr 07, 2016

Lovely, old-fashioned movie. The kind you can watch with the whole family. Although Tracy is not as good a comedian as Steve Martin, the original is much better than the remake. Highly recommend it.

Vincent T Lombardo Feb 21, 2016

An old but timeless film, always relevant, especially today with the rise of the bridezillas. Very funny and touching. A great script and wonderful cast, particularly Spencer Tracy.

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madishoemake
Apr 02, 2011

Okay movie-not the best-not the worst. Elizabeth Taylor is beautiful. Spencer Tracy is a good comedian.
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