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Father of the Bride Reviews

December 20, 2016
The film's sole dramatic preoccupations are with broad physical comedy and unrealistically offbeat characterizations; a few moments of nominal pathos are really just structural pauses in the joke series.
May 23, 2011
Neither the '90s nor the husband-wife team of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer (they wrote the new version, she co-produced, he directed) can match the original film's grace or wit.
March 26, 2009
Best stuff here comes strsight from Martin, such as his frenzied antics in the in-laws' house or his ridiculous Tom Jones imitation in front of a mirror in a too-tight tuxedo.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Some sequences and dialogue are lifted directly from the original, but in the wider context, this merely serves to underline the remake's comparative lack of tenderness and subtlety.
May 20, 2003
The material has been successfully refurbished with new jokes and new attitudes, but the earlier film's most memorable moments have been preserved.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
[A] slight but delightfully sweet-natured new comedy starring Steve Martin.
January 1, 2000
This is a movie with heart, and there are little moments in it when Martin is deeply moved by the fact that this perfect creature he brought into the world is now going to start a family of her own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
After a provocative setup, this Touchstone Pictures offering pads innocuously down the aisle, a remake that doesn't touch the Spencer Tracy classic of the same name.
January 1, 1991
This feel-good finale might feel even better, though, if it had any true connection to the pat, amiable, and rather dawdling farce that preceded it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-