Film Review – FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1991)

Father of the Bride (1991; USA; Technicolor; 105m) ∗∗∗∗  d. Charles Shyer; w. Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer; ph. John Lindley; m. Alan Silvestri.  Cast: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Kieran Culkin, Martin Short, Peter Michael Goetz, BD Wong. A remake of the 1950’s Spencer Tracy/Elizabeth Taylor classic in which an ordinary guy has to take on the planning, expense, and complications of his daughter’s wedding. Wonderfully entertaining with a smart script, if a little over-sentimental, and top-class performances from Martin and Keaton. Short is also superb as eccentric wedding co-ordinator. For dad’s everywhere. Followed by FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II (1995). [PG]