Number of Times Seen – between 5-10 times (Twice in Theater in ’91, video, cable, 17 Feb 2015 and 22 Dec 2018)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – After their daughter returns from Italy and announces that she is engaged to be married, a father must come to terms with the fact that he will be losing his daughter.
My Take on it – This is a great look at how a family deals with the upcoming marriage of their eldest child after she announces that she is engaged.
Steve Martin is superb in the title role and manages to give such a memorable performance as the father.
He is helped by his perfectly timed facial expressions which hep convey to the audience everything that is going on in his mind every step of the way.
This helps us understand and sympathize with his character as things move along.
Martin has great chemistry with Diane Keaton who plays his wife and that also helps make this story feel so realistic.
The choice of these two actors as the parents is quite ironic since at the time that this film was made, neither of them had any biological children of their own.
Martin Short is exquisite as a Wedding Planner and manages to steal every scene he appears in especially de to his almost uncomprehendible accent.
The characters in this film are all quite relatable to the viewer and that helps the viewer care even more for everything they all must go through over the course of the film.
Bottom Line – Great look at how a family deals with the upcoming marriage of their eldest child. Martin is superb in the lead and his facial expressions help keep this film so enjoyable because it’s quite easy to understand and sympathize with his character. Martin and Keaton have great chemistry as the parents of the bride to be, which is somewhat ironic since at the time this film was made, neither had any biological children. Short steals every scene he is in as a Wedding Planner who speaks with an accent that is on the cusp of understanding. The characters are quite relatable and that helps make the viewer care so much about everything that they must go through. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Steve Martin’s character of George Banks was named after David Tomlinson’s character of the same name in Mary Poppins (1964). (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)
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