Father of the Bride (1991)

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With his oldest daughter’s wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go. (IMDb)

With only mild morsels of safe humour (Martin’s conservative and protective Dad bit can only go so far, and Short’s flamboyant addition gets tiring), cute but never captivating sentimentality (the “letting go” theme is sweet but predictable and bland), and hardly any lasting drama (conflicts are resolved without too much work), there’s not a lot that sticks here. Martin’s narration, meanwhile, is charming, but too straight-forward to help spark a screenplay in need of something more striking.

5.8/10

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