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Father's Little Dividend Reviews

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April 10, 2011
better than the 1st one!
February 9, 2011
cute but misses the brilliance of the original.
August 10, 2010
Enjoyable and charming.
March 19, 2010
Didnt you ever see the movie Macabra?
December 27, 2009
Tracy is great, but overall, the movie doesn't leave much of an impression beyond being a fun lightweight movie worth seeing once.
December 18, 2009
Funnier than Father of the Bride, and WAY better than the remake.
July 26, 2009
some parts are funny but boring at the same time...
½ July 8, 2009
Hard on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside, Stanley Banks (Spencer Tracy) returns in Vincente Minnelli's charming Father of the Bride sequel. Stanley's heart rate finally remains stable at the ...mention of his daughter's excessive wedding, but now he faces a new life crisis. With his daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) expecting, Stanley confronts his mortality, annoys all with his backseat parenting ? and, in the end, falls hard for his grandson.
June 21, 2009
I thought it was a rather realistic in comparison to Father of the Bride 2. Spencer Tracy is just an amazing actor, but I felt like there was something missing and was left slightly underwhelmed.
March 5, 2009
[4.5] This is mediocre afterbirth, a really unremarkable sequel with forced charm and few laughs. The rush to the hospital was mildly amusing, but let's face it. Any movie from the `50s that deals with marriage and childbirth is doomed to sugar-coated misrepresentation. Spencer Tracy kept me engaged enough to keep watching, but why is Billie Burke still playing Glinda the Good Witch?
December 19, 2008
Feel-good fare and far, far superior than its later-day Steve Martin versions. No one can match Spencer Tracy's exclusive charm. No one delivers a line like he does.
November 23, 2008
Spencer Tracy rocks! Though Liz Taylor managed to create a character so annoyingly perfect that it seemed to be sugar-coated, Tracy steals the show as the witty narrator and the frustrated grandpa-to-be. This is one of those very predictable stories, but it accomplished to show that behind that down-to-earth-conservative-conventional-attitude so typical for the American 1950's there was a need for adventure, a need for new challenges. The remake with Steve Martin isn't even worth mentioning(just like Steve Martin in the same sentence with Tracy).
½ November 7, 2008
Segunda parte entretenida, con un grandioso Spencer Tracy. Rapida, ligera, con toques divertidos, aunque con una voz en off bastante cargante a veces. Pero Spencer merece la pena haciendo el ridiculo con una criaturita. Solo pensar que la rodaron en 22 dias se merece un 7 por lo menos
October 12, 2008
Not nearly as good as Father of the Bride, but still worth seeing.
September 10, 2008
Better than the remake by far, but some of the acting and dialogue doesn't translate well to the 21st century. Sometimes, the females can come across shrill and overly ridiculous. Maybe it's for comedic effect, but I found it grating at times. Spencer Tracy was excellent, however.
September 4, 2008
Cute and heartwarming, if you ignore all the stereotypical 1950's gender role stuff. . .
August 3, 2008
The sequel to Father of the Bride, made a year later in 1951, has a child born to the bride. Sequels were rare in the 50s.
April 15, 2008
Its Father of the Bride II! Only better and with Spencer Tracy. In fact, probably better because of Spencer Tracy.
Super Reviewer
½ February 9, 2008
This was a very enjoyable movie - Spencer Tracy was great once again as the father and very funny!
January 22, 2008
it just wasn't as good as Father of the Bride.
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