One of my favorite old movies of all time is Father of the Bride. As you can tell from the title, it is about a father of the bride. The father is played by Steve Martin and the bride is Kimberly Williams-Paisley. It is such an amazingly funny movie and I always laugh no matter how many times I have seen it.
In the beginning, George Banks [Steve Martin] is expecting his daughter Annie [Kimberly Williams-Paisley] from Rome where she was studying abroad. What he does not expect to happen, is when she hits him and his wife, Nina, with the news that she met an American and they decided to get married. Nina is thrilled with the new, George is not. He goes off about how she is too young, immature, they don’t even know the guy, etc. However, Nina and Annie are able to get him to calm down and get used to the fact that Annie is going to get married. Throughout the whole movie their are ups and down with Nina and George’s relationship and Annie and her husband’s [Brian] relationship.
My absolute favorite character in the whole movie is Franck. He is the wedding coordinator and becomes a very close friend. He is super funny and has such a heavy accent you can’t understand half of what he is saying. Annie and Nina love him as much as I do, but George has other thoughts. However, George just decides to let the planning go to Franck, Nina and Annie, and just steps in the background.
The wedding day finally comes and they are all ready. The church is stunning and their house, where the reception is, has been decorated and prepared for the big day. The ceremony is beautiful and Annie looks great. However, after the wedding all George wants to do is kiss his daughter. He keeps trying to find her at the reception, but she is always busy. He misses the cutting of the cake, the first dance and the bouquet tossing. He is very bummed at the end of the party after Annie leaves. But, his mood changes around when the phone rings and it’s Annie. She calls just before leaving for her honeymoon and says goodbye to her dad.
This movie is all about growing up and letting go. As Annie grows up, her dad still thinks of her as a little kid. He finally realizes she is not so little anymore and is able to let go. This is a very feel-good movie and will really touch your heart.