“I know some of the children at this school and I know their parents. Family life is not easy. But of all the fathers, the step fathers, the half fathers that I’ve know, not one of them could love and support a child like these three men love Mary. There’s nothing they wouldn’t do for her. I just hope that there are other children who are as lucky as Mary is.” – Sylvia
Number of Times Seen – At least twice (Cable in the 90’s and 3 Dec 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Continuation of the story of three bachelors helping raise a young girl in New York.
My Take on it –
This film tries to recapture the magic of the premise of the first film yet doesn’t manage at all largely due to the fact that they rely too heavily on movie cliches instead of trying to do something a bit more original.
The trio of actors in this film (Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Tom Selleck) are all fine here yet none of them are able to take their characters or the story itself to a level where things would feel much more interesting or poignant instead of a bit creepy.
The best scene in this film is the one where Danson’s character is in disguise the whole time but even with that scene things get a bit too far fetched along the way.
I’m quite glad that they chose not to try and make more sequels to this film because they probably wouldn’t have worked at all even if they would possibly have helped revive 3 film careers despite the fact that two of the trio have managed to make a name for themselves on TV shows ever since.
Bottom Line – Pretty mediocre sequel that doesn’t work as well as the original largely due to the cliched way that this story is told. The three main actors are all fine yet none manage to take things further and make the story much more poignant. The best scene of this film is the one where Danson is entirely in disguise but things get a bit too far fetched along the way. So glad they didn’t make more of these films even if it would help revive three movie careers since two have made it big on TV since this came out).
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In 2013, Tom Selleck stated in an interview that he would agree to return as Peter Mitchell for Three Men and a Bride. Selleck has spoken to Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg, who have also expressed enthusiasm for reuniting for a third movie. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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