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309 Ratings

Father of the Bride

Directed by Vincente Minnelli
United States, 1950
Romance, Comedy


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.

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Father of the Bride Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1951 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

Writers Guild of America

1951 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Critics reviews

Martin is the natural extroverted progression from Tracy’s stock-in-trade subtle implosion—few actors were better than Tracy at remaining utterly charming despite appearing to be vexed by everyone around him… What makes the plot somewhat irritating is that audience surrogate Mr. Banks’s discomfort at having to open his wallet for increasingly extravagant wedding fees is ultimately meant to be viewed as misguided, in light of the gorgeous send-off his daughter finally gets.
February 04, 2013
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