Thursday, January 30, 2014

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing around here... it's Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is, Father of the Bride.
Father of the Bride stars Steve Martin as husband, friend and father George Banks. He can't believe it but his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams) is getting married. Annie has just returned from finishing college and being in Europe on an internship. She's returned with the happy news but to George he's in shock and doesn't think she's making the right decision because of how young she is. Her mother, Nina (Diane Keaton) is also in shock but happy for the young couple.

Annie and her fiancé Bryan (George Newbern) are planning a wedding and since it's customary for the Brides family to pay for the wedding George and Nina drive from their middle class neighborhood into Bel Air, a more upscale area of town. When they realize the MacKenzie family might be a little bit more well off than themselves. George is thinking a smaller wedding for his daughter but when Bryan's side says the guest list is almost 300 he realizes those dreams are out the window.

As the wedding expenses grows, George's nerves become more and more strained. Annie and Bryan begin to bicker over wedding expenses and things in their relationship. Nina and George start to fight over it. As the wedding gets closer and closer things start getting crazy in the Banks residence. Will Annie make it down the isle? Will George lose his mind and his wallet in the process? Watch and see?

I love this 1991 classic! It was a re-make of an older film.


Deidre said...

I love this one too, mostly I just love Steve Martin. Makes me want to watch Roxanne again.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said... of my favorite movies. I call this a classic even though it is a remake. I didn't like the original though which I watched before this remake. Steve Martin just portrayed the father perfectly; and SM is one of my favorites so maybe I was and still am biased

Shoshanah said...

I know so many people love this movie, but it's actually one that I've never actually seen!