Father of the Bride

While channel-surfing a while ago, waiting for hubby's trip back to Isabela, I stumbled upon a 1995 comedy film, Father of the bride 2

Still has an effect on me though I've watched it like a gazillion times already, making me cry.
George Banks(Steve Martin) is still having a hard time to accept that his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) is happily married and is having a baby.
Selling his house, denying aging issues and discovering Nina(Diane keaton) pregnant complicates his life even more!

What I love about this story is that it teaches you to appreciate your loved ones, to cherish memories of your childhood. Family is life.

Did you know that it is a re-make of the sequel to the original version, Father's Little Dividend. A 1951 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Anyway, Father of the Bride is a 1991 comedy film, a remake of the 1950 movie of the same name.

"George Banks (Steve Martin) is an upper-middle-class owner of an athletic shoe company in San Marino, California, whose 22-year-old daughter, Annie, (Kimberly Williams) has decided to marry Bryan MacKenzie (George Newbern), a man from an upper-class family from Bel-Air, despite only knowing each other for three months. George can't think of what life would be like without Annie and becomes determined to make the upcoming ceremony as inconvenient as possible (especially when he finds out the wedding will cost him $250 per head), although his wife, Nina (Diane Keaton), tries to make him happy for Annie. When the wedding takes place at their home, along with an eccentric wedding planner named Franck (Martin Short) taking over the ceremony, George tries to handle the fact that Annie has grown up and has a life of her own."

Father-daughter wediing dance

The only time and the last time I danced with my father was on my 18th birthday party back in 2000. That is why this scene made my eyes hurt a lot from crying.

Banks' residence

This has been my dream house ever since I laid my eyes on it :)

They say that this is a comedy film, yes, but I cried most of the time watching this, so I think it's more of a tear-jerker than a comedy one.

George: "I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition. I know. I've just been through one. Not my own, my daughter's. Annie Banks Mackenzie. That's her married name: Mackenzie.You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. An adorable little girl who looks up to you and adores you in a way you could never have imagined. I remember how her little hand used to fit inside mine. Then comes the day when she wants to get her ears pierced, and wants you to drop her off a block before the movie theater. From that moment on you're in a constant panic. You worry about her meeting the wrong kind of guy, the kind of guy who only wants one thing, and you know exactly what that one thing is, because it's the same thing you wanted when you were their age. Then, you stop worrying about her meeting the wrong guy, and you worry about her meeting the right guy. That's the greatest fear of all, because, then you lose her. It was just six months ago that that happened here. Just six months ago, that the storm broke"

George: "Who presents this woman? This woman? But she's not a woman. She's just a kid. And she's leaving us. I realized at that moment that I was never going to come home again and see Annie at the top of the stairs. Never going to see her again at our breakfast table in her nightgown and socks. I suddenly realized what was happening. Annie was all grown up and was leaving us, and something inside began to hurt."



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