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Father of the Bride [DVD] [1992]

Steve Martin , Diane Keaton , Charles Shyer    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Kieran Culkin
  • Directors: Charles Shyer
  • Writers: Charles Shyer, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Nancy Meyers
  • Producers: Bruce A. Block, Carol Baum, Cindy Williams
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 20 May 2002
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005U1Y1
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,849 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



This 1990s update of the Spencer Tracy-Elizabeth Taylor hit is a mix of the pleasant and the silly, a nice enough movie but a little too controlled to become particularly interesting. Steve Martin plays the ageing patriarch who is threatened by his daughter's engagement and not-quite-willing to let her go. The writing-directing team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers provides Martin's character with a perhaps too-broad range of comic responsiveness to the situation, some of it gentle (a ritual game of basketball between dad and his little girl) and some of it slapstick (Martin sneaking around his prospective in-laws' house and encountering a guard dog). Martin Short turns up as a wedding co-ordinator--which has deliriously delicious possibilities--but his inventiveness doesn't quite strike the chord this time. --Tom Keogh

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FATHER OF THE BRIDE is a feel-good, smash-hit comedy about the outrageous trials and tribulations a well-intentioned father goes through trying to prepare for his only daughter's wedding. The prenuptial pandemonium begins when the bride-to-be announces her engagement, setting off an outrageous chain of events, including a chaotic first meeting with the in-laws and and a wedding day snowstorm.

Starring Steve Martin (Bowfinger), Diane Keaton (Get Over It) and Martin Short (Three Amigos), this remake of the 1950 comedy classic is a warm, wacky look at a daughter's dream come true and a father's proudest moment!

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All time favourite! 28 Mar 2006
This is without a doubt my favourite movie of all time. I love the warmth of the story, the humour Steve Martin and Martin Short inject into the movie, even the music is all so perfect. George Bank's (Steve Martin) daughter returns home from studying architecture in Rome and announces she is engaged to a man she met there. The plot is based around George's struggle to let go of his daughter and to accept his new son-in-law whilst his wife and daughter plough ahead planning a very expensive wedding with the help of Franc (Martin Short) the wedding co-ordinator.
This is definitely a feel good movie and if you are a fan of Steve Martin, I would highly recommend it. PS have he tissues ready as it is a tear-jerker
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant! 25 July 2008
By Jo
I really can't say enough good things about this film, it's definately one of my all time favourites. Steve Martin plays a great role as George Banks, but the star of the film is without a doubt Martin Short who plays the wedding planner, Frank. The accent cracks me up every time I hear it. This film really is, in my eyes, completely faultless. The funny parts had me laughing out loud, and other parts had me in tears. I think what I love most about this film, is that whilst it has the great comedy element, it still manages to be very believable. I think a lot of fathers with married daughters could watch this and sympathise! Brilliant film, I'd recommend it to anyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Father Of The Bride 17 Feb 2011
By Joe
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This one is better than the one with Spencer Tracy. Very sad at the end, cant stop watching it. ITS GREAT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Touching Comedy 26 Dec 2007
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
George Banks (Steve Martin) has just heard the words every father dreads. His daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams) has just announced that she's getting married to Bryan (George Newbern), a man she met while studying in Europe. While George's wife Nina (Diane Keaton) is thrilled by the news, George doesn't handle it well. After all, this means big changes happening in his life. And he doesn't cope well with change.

So, naturally, he handles this the way any dad would. He starts watching "America's Most Wanted" in case Bryan is on it. And when it comes to planning the wedding, his idea is cheap and informal, much to the women's dismay. Will he ever get with the program? And if he does, will he survive the big day?

This movie isn't a laugh until it hurts comedy. There are plenty of laugh out loud parts, but the humor is often subtler. While some of George's antics are definitely over the top and border on embarrassing, the movie manages to find the balance between embarrassment and humor. And the ending it truly touching.

And I can't say enough about the acting. Everyone is believable. In fact, what makes the movie work is the fact that every one of the characters and actors seems absolutely real. The exception, of course, are Franck and Howard, the over the top wedding coordinators played by Martin Short and B. D. Wong who absolutely steal every scene they are in.

Whether you've gone through a wedding or not, this movie will make you laugh and touch you. And what more could you want from a wedding, and movie, then that?
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Caak? 15 Oct 2000
Father of the Bride is by far the best of Steve Martin's later work, at some points even harking back to his glory days with Carl Reiner (The Jerk, The Man With Two Brains). Father of the Bride is a remake of the 1950s classic with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor but could not be more different. Martin's portrayal of the over-cautious father who is struggling with letting go of his daughter and, as he sees it, giving her to another man is unrepeatable. His descent into almost madness is sheer genius climaxing in the fantastic supermarket scene. Further comedy is injected when Martin Short (Innerspace) turns up as the indecipherable wedding co-ordinator, seemingly intent on spending all of Steve Martin's money! Short and Martin play off each other brilliantly, a fond reminder of Three Amigos, showing the fact that they are both greatly underrated these days. Diane Keaton (The Godfather) is perfect as Martin's wife, the level headed other half to Martin's anxiety-ridden character. The films great asset is that whilst being outrageously funny, it never ceases to be anything but completely realistic, I know people who have watched this and said it was a painful reminder watching Martin behaving as they did under the same situation! Though this should not put you off buying this film, it's a modern classic and no mistake. I gave this film 4 stars though I think the film really deserves 5, I deducted one for the DVD because of the lack of extra features. But the film itself is faultless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Specially for the Parents 25 May 2011
By Jeannie
A must for all parents of the bride, it brings light hearted relief to the very serious business of planning the big day. Be prepared for a lot of laughter and just a few tears. Dads beware the tears can get you too.
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By Jay
A very nice, heart-warming family movie with plenty of gags thrown in for good measure! The funniest gags is when Steve Martin has a bit of trouble with the dogs at the posh mansion! Steve Martin is OK in this movie. He is George Banks. He is a nice, kind man who wants the best for his daughter and wants his whole family to be completely happy with their situation. Diane Keaton is good as his wife and mother of their daughter Annie. This is a great, touching movie that doesn't have to rely on 90s toilet humour and crude gags and shows that a classic movie can be created using imagination and sensitivity.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars For my father of the bride
I bought this for my dad for christmas, I get married in may so I thought it was a nice idea :) Love this film!
Published 3 months ago by SAMMYKR
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
This is one of Steve Martin's best films I think, however his co-star Martin Short manages to steal the show as Fronnkk - the ever so chi, chi, chi wedding co-ordinator. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TruthTelling777
1.0 out of 5 stars (Why Have They Remade) Father of the Bride?
There are remakes and remakes, sure, but this one about takes the biscuit. A more inane monument to the myth of American money-love it would be hard to find, with its tedious... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jim O'Donoghue
4.0 out of 5 stars He drove too fast...
George Banks is an ordinary man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man she met in Rome, but George can't think of what life would be like without his... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars father of the bride
Great funny film. Can watch it again and again. Steve Martin is excellent! Also the rest of the cast. Not forgetting to mention Frank!! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gillian Vaughan
5.0 out of 5 stars Father Of The Bride
Steve Martin is great and this film is definitely a family must. Very funny with very true life situations? Believable
Published 6 months ago by jax
5.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and moving
I saw the original black-and-white version of this some years ago, but had never seen this. Steve Martin stars as the hapless father, surveying the chaos after his daughter's... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars good size and nice clourer for the computer and i like it and it come...
good size and nice clourer for the computer and i like it and it come on time for the holday
Published 9 months ago by debbie
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the DVD
I replaced my video collection starting with this one,thank goodness for DVD,s and I,ll be buying more,it's a good film.
Published 10 months ago by Eileen
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring - not even feel good
Brought this nonsense home for a valentines day because she wanted to watch it. We're having a wedding in her garden too. Read more
Published 14 months ago by 2irons
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