Father of the Bride: Part II

I have already talked about Father of the Bride: Part I, but the sequel is just as exciting. My usual opinions on sequels is that they aren’t as enjoyable, but not this one. Father of the Bride: Part II is even more comical, more heartwarming and overall, I enjoy it more. In this movie, Annie and Brian are going to have a baby, and Nina is thrilled. But, George is not so thrilled. He thinks they are too young and aren’t ready to take care of a baby.

However, this isn’t the only surprise for the Banks family. Nina starts to feel sick and tired all the time and they don’t know why. They finally realize she is probably going Screen Shot 2018-12-17 at 7.11.23 PM.pngthrough menopause, so they go to the doctor. At the doctor, they get some very exciting and surprising news. Nina is pregnant! George is shocked, he doesn’t know what to say or how to react. However, the way he does act is definitely not helpful. He starts saying how they are too old to have a baby, how their child will grow up and have grandparents for parent, they won’t be able to hear their kid coming home late at night, etc. It is a hilarious scene, but Nina does not think so. She tell George that she feels excited, scared, and alone, because she doesn’t feel like she has her husband’s support. They continue to argue about the new baby and whether or not they can handle it.

Nina storms off and goes back to the McKenzies’ house, because they were staying their because they sold their other house. George goes for a drive through their old neighborhood and drives by their old house. He sees the new owner about to destroy it and thats when he makes a big move. He buys his house back, for a fortune, and goes to tell Nina. He asks for her forgiveness and tells her he bought the new baby a gift. He now thinks and knows that they can do it and that they are ready to have a new addition to the family.

As the months go on, Nina and Annie are pregnant together, and because Brian went out Screen Shot 2018-12-17 at 7.07.36 PMof town for business, Annie is staying at her parents’ house. George still has to go to work everyday, but Franck is there with the girls. He is there because he planned the baby shower, and constructed the baby’s new nursery. As the weeks go on, Annie and Nina are getting ready to deliver. They are both as big as beach balls and need a lot of attention. One night, George is so tired, he asks Franck for some sleeping pills, which worked a little too well. He was out cold and Annie suddenly started going into labor. Everyone was freaking out, and George was still asleep. So, Franck dragged George into the car and he drove everyone to the hospital.

At the hospital, George finally wakes up, and then something else happens. Nina was having some complications with her baby so they decide to deliver her baby the same Screen Shot 2018-12-17 at 7.08.34 PMnight. By this time, George is very stressed and Brian is still not back. George and Franck switch back and forth between the two girls and they do the best they can. The doctor decides Nina needs a C-section or else the baby might die, and Annie is right about to deliver. As they are wheeling Annie to the deliver room, Brian comes out of the elevator and he makes it just in time to be with Annie. George waits outside while his daughter and grandson are being born. They finally arrive.

George first meets his daughter, Megan, named after the doctor. Then, he meets his grandson, George. It is a very touching moment and warms your heart. This is one of my favorite movies and I highly recommend it.

Father of the Bride

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 Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 5.10.01 PMto 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 Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 5.03.41 PMcoordinator 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 Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 5.09.37 PMalways 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.