With hindsight, this plays out like some capitalistic fever dream (our chief concern here is really that two wealthy business owners can't afford their daughter's lavish wedding to an equally well-off beau?). Fortunately, it's carried by Steve Martin's secret weapon - the monologue - and a host of talented comedic players, including SCTV alums Martin Short and Eugene Levy. Still a genuinely sweet Nineties artifact.
At what point did Steve Martin become so irritatingly unfunny, like someone who smirkingly thinks that everything he does is cute and hilarious to the rest of the world ... or was he always that way? The Out of Towners, Father of the Bride, The Pink Panther ... oh yeah, now I remember, he's always been that way.