‘Father of the Bride: 15th Anniversary Edition’ proves Steve Martin film still has charm

[rating=4]Starring: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Martin Short, George Newbern
Director(s): Charles Shyer
Writer(s): Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer

Steve Martin (l.) and Diane Keaton watch their daughter, Kimberly Williams, marry George Newbern in 'Father of the Bride'
Steve Martin (l.) and Diane Keaton watch their daughter, Kimberly Williams, marry George Newbern in ‘Father of the Bride’

When Father of the Bride first came out, I thought it was a funny movie. I like Steve Martin, and together with his Three Amigos co-star Martin Short, the two are hilarious. But seeing the movie now, 15 years later and now a father myself, the film took on a different feeling for me.

I don’t have a daughter, but I felt more of a connection to Martin’s George Banks. That fatherly connection, being able to relate to his feelings for his child, the difficulty in having to let her go.

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