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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Father_of_the_bride_poster_733.jpg]]

''Father of the Bride'' is a [[TheNineties 1991 film]], a {{remake}} of a 1950 film of [[Film/FatherOfTheBride1950 the same title]]. It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks (no, not [[Film/MaryPoppins THAT George Banks]]) as the parents of [[DaddysGirl Annie Banks]] (Kimberly Williams Paisley) who is about to [[WeddingDay get married]] to Bryan [=MacKenzie=] (Creator/GeorgeNewbern), and while her rather skinflint BumblingDad nearly has an aneurysm about the costs of the wedding, he realises slowly that [[SheIsAllGrownUp Annie has grown up]] and is leaving him. Yes, it sounds cliché, but the film has so many warm moments.

In 1995 there was a sequel where Annie gets pregnant, triggering a MidLifeCrisis in George that ultimately ends up getting ''Nina'' pregnant too.
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!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Franck Egglehoffer and assistant Howard Weinstein are both foppish and campy. They enjoy the wedding prep as much as the brides themselves.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted at first in ''Part II''; Nina reacts badly when George jokes around at them being parents at their age and Annie reacts badly when she learns she and her mother will be pregnant ''at the same time''. Then it's played straight once they actually give birth.
* BumblingDad: Both George and Bryan's dad, John, stumble through the wedding and pregnancy without much idea of what to do.
* ButICantBePregnant[=/=]LawOfInverseFertility: Nina in Part II, who thought she was going through menopause.
* TheCameo: Eugene Levy (of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'' fame) plays the wedding singer in the first film and an Arabic real estate mogul in the sequel.
* TheChewToy: [[KafkaComedy It's impressive how much pain George goes through.]]
* ComedicSociopathy : A lot of somewhat cruel sequences in this film are just played for laughs, like the pool sequence in the first film and the scene with the house being demolished in Part II.
* CoolCar: George's sports car, which gets him a little attention in Part II. Also, Annie and Bryan's car, which was a wedding present from his parents.
* DaddysGirl: Annie, and it is implied at the end of Part II that Megan will fill that role once Annie leaves for Boston. In the first film, we even see Annie as she appears to her dad, a cute little girl in pigtails.
** This quote sums up this trope:
-->'''George:''' You have a little girl. An adorable little girl who looks up to you and adores you in a way you could never imagine. I remember how her little hand used to fit inside mine. How she used to sit in my lap and lean her head against my chest. She said that I was her hero.
* DontYouLikeIt: Brian gives Annie a blender -- she breaks off the engagement.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Annie's wedding gown is a PimpedOutDress with lots of skirt and plenty of lace.
* FunnyForeigner: Creator/RogerEbert described Franck's accent as "part central European and part nasal congestion". The "nasal congestion" part could also go well for his assistant, Howard Weinstein.
%%* HappilyMarried: George and Nina, Brian and Annie, and Brian's parents.
* HowWeGotHere: The first movie begins after the wedding is over, then backtracks five months when "the storm broke". The second one begins with George sitting in his living room, and again backtracked over several months. Once the story is concluded, we realize he's been telling us all this while waiting for Bryan and Annie to arrive before they move cross-country.
* LoveAtFirstSight: It is strongly implied that this is what happened with Annie and Bryan because Annie's story of how they met is very short.
* MythologyGag: The ugly wedding present that nobody likes--the Venus de Milo clock--is the same one that was used in the 1950 film for the same joke.
%%* NiceGuy: Bryan [=McKenzie=].
* NotSoDifferent: Following Bryan and Annie's fight, George realizes,"Annie was just like me and Bryan was just like Nina. They were perfect for each other."
* OnlySaneMan: George flirts with this at points in the first movie, as the wedding plans grow increasingly elaborate and expensive. He definitely sees ''himself'' as this, at any rate.
* OpeningMonologue: George follows this into his role as {{Narrator}}.
* OverprotectiveDad
-->'''George:''' What can I say? I'm a father. Worrying comes with the territory.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: This is how George reacts when Annie announced her engagement.
* RantInducingSlight: George's hot-dog rant is basically a PG version of Martin's infamous rant from ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.
-->'''George:''' 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 any more because I'm not paying for one more thing I don't need. George Banks is saying NO!
* RemakeCameo: Tom Irish, who plays the bride's brother in the 1950 movie, appears in this one as a guest at the wedding.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: George hadn't realized Annie grown up until she announced her enagement. He still sees her as a little girl with her hair in pigtails. Him coming to terms with this fact is part of the movie's conflict.
* ShoutOut: The clock that Annie is given that looks like Michelangelo's David was also a gift in the original film.
* StayInTheKitchen: This is what Annie thinks Bryan expects of her in their marriage when he gives her a blender as a wedding present. In truth he was thinking more along the lines of "one of us might want to blend something at some point in the future".
* TackyTuxedo: As George learns to his chagrin, Armani doesn't make a navy tux.
%%* TeamDad: George, of course.
%%* TeamMom: Nina, we can see their different points of view in the arguments that they have through the films.
* TimeCompressionMontage: There's two of these in the first movie. The first one shows the months leading up to the wedding and the second one shows a much longer period of time where Annie is growing up.
%%* WithThisRing

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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Father_of_the_bride_poster_733.jpg]]

''Father
'''''Father of the Bride'' Bride''''' is a [[TheNineties 1991 film]], a {{remake}} of a 1950 film of [[Film/FatherOfTheBride1950 1949 novel by Edward Streeter, which has received two movie adaptations:

* ''Film/FatherOfTheBride1950'', starring Creator/SpencerTracy as
the same title]]. It stars father, and Creator/ElizabethTaylor as the bride.
* ''Film/FatherOfTheBride1991'', starring
Creator/SteveMartin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks (no, not [[Film/MaryPoppins THAT George Banks]]) as the parents of [[DaddysGirl Annie Banks]] (Kimberly father, and Kimberly Williams Paisley) who is about to [[WeddingDay get married]] to Bryan [=MacKenzie=] (Creator/GeorgeNewbern), and while her rather skinflint BumblingDad nearly has an aneurysm about the costs of the wedding, he realises slowly that [[SheIsAllGrownUp Annie has grown up]] and is leaving him. Yes, it sounds cliché, but the film has so many warm moments.

In 1995 there was a sequel where Annie gets pregnant, triggering a MidLifeCrisis in George that ultimately ends up getting ''Nina'' pregnant too.
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!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Franck Egglehoffer and assistant Howard Weinstein are both foppish and campy. They enjoy the wedding prep as much
as the brides themselves.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted at first in ''Part II''; Nina reacts badly when George jokes around at them being parents at their age and Annie reacts badly when she learns she and her mother will be pregnant ''at the same time''. Then it's played straight once they actually give birth.
* BumblingDad: Both George and Bryan's dad, John, stumble through the wedding and pregnancy without much idea of what to do.
* ButICantBePregnant[=/=]LawOfInverseFertility: Nina in Part II, who thought she was going through menopause.
* TheCameo: Eugene Levy (of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'' fame) plays the wedding singer in the first film and an Arabic real estate mogul in the sequel.
* TheChewToy: [[KafkaComedy It's impressive how much pain George goes through.]]
* ComedicSociopathy : A lot of somewhat cruel sequences in this film are just played for laughs, like the pool sequence in the first film and the scene with the house being demolished in Part II.
* CoolCar: George's sports car, which gets him a little attention in Part II. Also, Annie and Bryan's car, which was a wedding present from his parents.
* DaddysGirl: Annie, and it is implied at the end of Part II that Megan will fill that role once Annie leaves for Boston. In the first film, we even see Annie as she appears to her dad, a cute little girl in pigtails.
** This quote sums up this trope:
-->'''George:''' You have a little girl. An adorable little girl who looks up to you and adores you in a way you could never imagine. I remember how her little hand used to fit inside mine. How she used to sit in my lap and lean her head against my chest. She said that I was her hero.
* DontYouLikeIt: Brian gives Annie a blender -- she breaks off the engagement.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Annie's wedding gown is a PimpedOutDress with lots of skirt and plenty of lace.
* FunnyForeigner: Creator/RogerEbert described Franck's accent as "part central European and part nasal congestion". The "nasal congestion" part could also go well for his assistant, Howard Weinstein.
%%* HappilyMarried: George and Nina, Brian and Annie, and Brian's parents.
* HowWeGotHere: The first movie begins after the wedding is over, then backtracks five months when "the storm broke". The second one begins with George sitting in his living room, and again backtracked over several months. Once the story is concluded, we realize he's been telling us all this while waiting for Bryan and Annie to arrive before they move cross-country.
* LoveAtFirstSight: It is strongly implied that this is what happened with Annie and Bryan because Annie's story of how they met is very short.
* MythologyGag: The ugly wedding present that nobody likes--the Venus de Milo clock--is the same one that was used in the 1950 film for the same joke.
%%* NiceGuy: Bryan [=McKenzie=].
* NotSoDifferent: Following Bryan and Annie's fight, George realizes,"Annie was just like me and Bryan was just like Nina. They were perfect for each other."
* OnlySaneMan: George flirts with this at points in the first movie, as the wedding plans grow increasingly elaborate and expensive. He definitely sees ''himself'' as this, at any rate.
* OpeningMonologue: George follows this into his role as {{Narrator}}.
* OverprotectiveDad
-->'''George:''' What can I say? I'm a father. Worrying comes with the territory.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: This is how George reacts when Annie announced her engagement.
* RantInducingSlight: George's hot-dog rant is basically a PG version of Martin's infamous rant from ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.
-->'''George:''' 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 any more because I'm not paying for one more thing I don't need. George Banks is saying NO!
* RemakeCameo: Tom Irish, who plays the bride's brother in the 1950 movie, appears in this one as a guest at the wedding.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: George hadn't realized Annie grown up until she announced her enagement. He still sees her as a little girl with her hair in pigtails. Him coming to terms with this fact is part of the movie's conflict.
* ShoutOut: The clock that Annie is given that looks like Michelangelo's David was also a gift in the original film.
* StayInTheKitchen: This is what Annie thinks Bryan expects of her in their marriage when he gives her a blender as a wedding present. In truth he was thinking more along the lines of "one of us might want to blend something at some point in the future".
* TackyTuxedo: As George learns to his chagrin, Armani doesn't make a navy tux.
%%* TeamDad: George, of course.
%%* TeamMom: Nina, we can see their different points of view in the arguments that they have through the films.
* TimeCompressionMontage: There's two of these in the first movie. The first one shows the months leading up to the wedding and the second one shows a much longer period of time where Annie is growing up.
%%* WithThisRing

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22nd Feb '16 11:56:39 AM jamespolk
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* FairytaleWeddingDress: Annie's wedding gown is a PimpedOutDress with lots of skirt and plenty of lace.



* FairytaleWeddingDress: Annie's wedding gown is a PimpedOutDress with lots of skirt and plenty of lace.
22nd Feb '16 11:53:49 AM jamespolk
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''Father of the Bride'' is a [[TheNineties 1991 film]], a {{remake}} of a 1950 film of the same title. It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks (no, not [[Film/MaryPoppins THAT George Banks]]) as the parents of [[DaddysGirl Annie Banks]] (Kimberly Williams Paisley) who is about to [[WeddingDay get married]] to Bryan [=MacKenzie=] (Creator/GeorgeNewbern), and while her rather skinflint BumblingDad nearly has an aneurysm about the costs of the wedding, he realises slowly that [[SheIsAllGrownUp Annie has grown up]] and is leaving him. Yes, it sounds cliché, but the film has so many warm moments.

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''Father of the Bride'' is a [[TheNineties 1991 film]], a {{remake}} of a 1950 film of [[Film/FatherOfTheBride1950 the same title.title]]. It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks (no, not [[Film/MaryPoppins THAT George Banks]]) as the parents of [[DaddysGirl Annie Banks]] (Kimberly Williams Paisley) who is about to [[WeddingDay get married]] to Bryan [=MacKenzie=] (Creator/GeorgeNewbern), and while her rather skinflint BumblingDad nearly has an aneurysm about the costs of the wedding, he realises slowly that [[SheIsAllGrownUp Annie has grown up]] and is leaving him. Yes, it sounds cliché, but the film has so many warm moments.
22nd Feb '16 11:39:18 AM jamespolk
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Added DiffLines:

* MythologyGag: The ugly wedding present that nobody likes--the Venus de Milo clock--is the same one that was used in the 1950 film for the same joke.


Added DiffLines:

* RemakeCameo: Tom Irish, who plays the bride's brother in the 1950 movie, appears in this one as a guest at the wedding.
6th Jan '16 8:05:47 AM eroock
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'''''Father of the Bride''''' is a [[TheNineties 1991 film]], a {{remake}} of a 1950 film of the same title. It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks (no, not [[Film/MaryPoppins THAT George Banks]]) as the parents of [[DaddysGirl Annie Banks]] (Kimberly Williams Paisley) who is about to [[WeddingDay get married]] to Bryan [=MacKenzie=] (Creator/GeorgeNewbern), and while her rather skinflint BumblingDad nearly has an aneurysm about the costs of the wedding, he realises slowly that [[SheIsAllGrownUp Annie has grown up]] and is leaving him. Yes, it sounds cliché, but the film has so many warm moments.

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'''''Father ''Father of the Bride''''' Bride'' is a [[TheNineties 1991 film]], a {{remake}} of a 1950 film of the same title. It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks (no, not [[Film/MaryPoppins THAT George Banks]]) as the parents of [[DaddysGirl Annie Banks]] (Kimberly Williams Paisley) who is about to [[WeddingDay get married]] to Bryan [=MacKenzie=] (Creator/GeorgeNewbern), and while her rather skinflint BumblingDad nearly has an aneurysm about the costs of the wedding, he realises slowly that [[SheIsAllGrownUp Annie has grown up]] and is leaving him. Yes, it sounds cliché, but the film has so many warm moments.
14th Nov '15 7:15:50 PM nombretomado
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* FunnyForeigner: RogerEbert described Franck's accent as "part central European and part nasal congestion". The "nasal congestion" part could also go well for his assistant, Howard Weinstein.

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* FunnyForeigner: RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert described Franck's accent as "part central European and part nasal congestion". The "nasal congestion" part could also go well for his assistant, Howard Weinstein.
20th Jun '15 5:32:58 PM DrOO7
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NotSoDifferent: Following Bryan and Annie's fight, George realizes,"Annie was just like me and Bryan was just like Nina. They were perfect for each other."

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* NotSoDifferent: Following Bryan and Annie's fight, George realizes,"Annie was just like me and Bryan was just like Nina. They were perfect for each other."
20th Jun '15 5:32:10 PM DrOO7
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* ButICantBePregnant: Nina in Part II, who thought she was going through menopause.

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* ButICantBePregnant: ButICantBePregnant[=/=]LawOfInverseFertility: Nina in Part II, who thought she was going through menopause.



* HowWeGotHere: The movie begins after the wedding is over, then backtracks five months when "the storm broke".

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* HowWeGotHere: The first movie begins after the wedding is over, then backtracks five months when "the storm broke".broke". The second one begins with George sitting in his living room, and again backtracked over several months. Once the story is concluded, we realize he's been telling us all this while waiting for Bryan and Annie to arrive before they move cross-country.


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NotSoDifferent: Following Bryan and Annie's fight, George realizes,"Annie was just like me and Bryan was just like Nina. They were perfect for each other."
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Franck Egglehoffer and assistant Howard Weinstein.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted at first in ''Part II''; Nina reacts badly when George jokes around at them being parents at their age. And Annie reacts badly when she learns she and her mother will be pregnant ''at the same time''. But then played straight once they actually give birth.
* BumblingDad: George, and to some extent Bryan's dad, John.

to:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Franck Egglehoffer and assistant Howard Weinstein.
Weinstein are both foppish and campy. They enjoy the wedding prep as much as the brides themselves.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted at first in ''Part II''; Nina reacts badly when George jokes around at them being parents at their age. And age and Annie reacts badly when she learns she and her mother will be pregnant ''at the same time''. But then Then it's played straight once they actually give birth.
* BumblingDad: George, Both George and to some extent Bryan's dad, John.John, stumble through the wedding and pregnancy without much idea of what to do.



* TheCameo / YouLookFamiliar: Eugene Levy (of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'' fame) plays the wedding singer in the first film and an Arabic real estate mogul in the sequel.
* TheChewToy / KafkaComedy: It's impressive how much pain George goes through.

to:

* TheCameo / YouLookFamiliar: TheCameo: Eugene Levy (of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'' fame) plays the wedding singer in the first film and an Arabic real estate mogul in the sequel.
* TheChewToy / KafkaComedy: TheChewToy: [[KafkaComedy It's impressive how much pain George goes through.]]



* DaddysGirl: Annie, and it is implied at the end of Part II that Megan will fill that role once Annie leaves for Boston.
** In the first film, we even see Annie as she appears to her dad, a cute little girl in pigtails.

to:

* DaddysGirl: Annie, and it is implied at the end of Part II that Megan will fill that role once Annie leaves for Boston.
**
Boston. In the first film, we even see Annie as she appears to her dad, a cute little girl in pigtails.



* DontYouLikeIt Brian gives Annie a blender -- she breaks off the engagement.

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* DontYouLikeIt DontYouLikeIt: Brian gives Annie a blender -- she breaks off the engagement.



* HappilyMarried: George and Nina, Brian and Annie, and Brian's parents.

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* %%* HappilyMarried: George and Nina, Brian and Annie, and Brian's parents.



* LoveAtFirstSight: It is strongly implied that this is what happened with Annie and Bryan.
* NiceGuy: Bryan [=McKenzie=].

to:

* LoveAtFirstSight: It is strongly implied that this is what happened with Annie and Bryan.
*
Bryan because Annie's story of how they met is very short.
%%*
NiceGuy: Bryan [=McKenzie=].



* PimpedOutDress / FairytaleWeddingDress
* RantInducingSlight

to:

* FairytaleWeddingDress: Annie's wedding gown is a PimpedOutDress / FairytaleWeddingDress
with lots of skirt and plenty of lace.
* RantInducingSlightRantInducingSlight: George's hot-dog rant is basically a PG version of Martin's infamous rant from ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.



** George's hot-dog rant is basically a PG version of Martin's infamous rant from ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', entirely removed of any profanity and - ''sadly'' - the killer punchline.
* SheIsAllGrownUp

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** George's hot-dog rant * SheIsAllGrownUp: George hadn't realized Annie grown up until she announced her enagement. He still sees her as a little girl with her hair in pigtails. Him coming to terms with this fact is basically a PG version part of Martin's infamous rant from ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', entirely removed of any profanity and - ''sadly'' - the killer punchline.
* SheIsAllGrownUp
movie's conflict.



* StayInTheKitchen: This is what Annie thinks Bryan expects of her in their marriage when he gives her a blender as a wedding present.

to:

* StayInTheKitchen: This is what Annie thinks Bryan expects of her in their marriage when he gives her a blender as a wedding present. In truth he was thinking more along the lines of "one of us might want to blend something at some point in the future".



* TeamDad: George, of course.
* TeamMom: Nina, we can see their different points of view in the arguments that they have through the films.

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* %%* TeamDad: George, of course.
* %%* TeamMom: Nina, we can see their different points of view in the arguments that they have through the films.



* WithThisRing

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* %%* WithThisRing
4th Sep '14 3:11:05 AM tropeminer
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'''''Father Of The Bride''''' is a [[TheNineties 1991 film]], a {{remake}} of a 1950 film of the same title. It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks (no, not [[Film/MaryPoppins THAT George Banks]]) as the parents of [[DaddysGirl Annie Banks]] (Kimberly Williams Paisley) who is about to [[WeddingDay get married]] to Bryan [=MacKenzie=] (Creator/GeorgeNewbern), and while her rather skinflint BumblingDad nearly has an aneurysm about the costs of the wedding, he realises slowly that [[SheIsAllGrownUp Annie has grown up]] and is leaving him. Yes, it sounds cliché, but the film has so many warm moments.

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'''''Father Of The of the Bride''''' is a [[TheNineties 1991 film]], a {{remake}} of a 1950 film of the same title. It stars Creator/SteveMartin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks (no, not [[Film/MaryPoppins THAT George Banks]]) as the parents of [[DaddysGirl Annie Banks]] (Kimberly Williams Paisley) who is about to [[WeddingDay get married]] to Bryan [=MacKenzie=] (Creator/GeorgeNewbern), and while her rather skinflint BumblingDad nearly has an aneurysm about the costs of the wedding, he realises slowly that [[SheIsAllGrownUp Annie has grown up]] and is leaving him. Yes, it sounds cliché, but the film has so many warm moments.
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