[at a supermarket] “I’ll tell you what I’m doing. I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them. But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell twelve hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don’t need. So I am removing the superfluous buns. Yeah. And you want to know why? Because some big-shot over at the wiener company got together with some big-shot over at the bun company and decided to rip off the American public. Because they think the American public is a bunch of trusting nit-wits who will pay for everything they don’t need rather than make a stink. Well they’re not ripping of this nitwit anymore because I’m not paying for one more thing I don’t need.” – George
Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (Twice in Theater in ’91, video, cable and 17 Feb 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A father explains the difficult stages of orchestrating and arranging a wedding for his daughter.
My Take on it – I am usually a big advocate against movie remakes, but this is one of those few movies that did it right.
The original movie was completely a drama with a few humorous lines and situations thrown in for some laughs.
This movie decided to completely turn that around and make a comedy with some serious and heartwarming scenes thrown in to the mix.
The choice of Steve Martin as the father and Diane Keaton as the mother were great choices since the two work so well together as a team.
This movie was properly updated for the 90’s and even 24 years later it still feels relevant.
Bottom Line – One of the better movie remakes. Smart move to make this an outright comedy with Steve Martin giving an excellent performance. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – George Banks says that he doesn’t want the wedding to bankrupt him so he’ll end up wandering the streets in a bathrobe. This happens to Steve Martin’s character in The Jerk (1979). (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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