Father of the Bride

directed by Vincente Minnelli
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1950
Date Added:06/02/2005
Date Watched:06/10/2005
Description:A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding.

Spencer Tracy .... Stanley T. Banks
Joan Bennett .... Ellie Banks
Elizabeth Taylor .... Kay Banks
Don Taylor .... Buckley Dunstan
Billie Burke .... Doris Dunstan
My Rating:7

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Review - Father of the Bride

When 20-year old Kay announced that she’s getting married to Buckley, her father Stanley goes crazy, imagining all sorts of horrible things. But after he gets to know Buckley and his parents, Stanley settles down. That’s when his wife Ellie takes over and the plans for a small wedding soon go out the window. In the chaos of the reception, Stanley doesn’t get a chance to say goodbye to Kay, but she calls him from New York to say she loves him.

I saw the Steve Martin remake a while back and didn’t care for it at all. I didn’t expect to like this one, but I actually did. Perhaps being the father of an 18-year old changes my perspective. I thought the movie was rather sweet. Spencer Tracy is the master of the deadpan, and although the movie wasn’t funny very often, it was often cute. I should also say that although Elizabeth Taylor was attractive, I never have cared for her.
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