Father of the Bride
FATHER OF THE BRIDE (PG)
D: Charles Shyer
Touchstone/Touchwood Pacific Partners I (Nancy Myers, Carol Baum & Howard Rosenman)
USA 🇺🇸 1991
W: Nancy Myers & Charles Shyer [based on the screenplay by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett]
DP: John Lindley
Ed: Richard Marks
Mus: Alan Silvestri
Steve Martin (George Banks), Diane Keaton (Nina Banks), Kimberly Williams (Annie Banks), Martin Short (Franck Eggelhoffer), George Newbern (Bryan Mackenzie), Kieran Culkin (Matty Banks)
Remake of a 1950's classic with Steve Martin in the original Spencer Tracy role as a father whose sanity and wallet take a pounding with his daughter's wedding looming on the horizon.
As far as remakes go, this isn't terrible, but delves into a lot of sentimentality following a promising start and some of the characters are incredibly annoying (particularly Martin Short). Steve Martin does his best to help maintain an even keel.