FATHER OF THE BRIDE REVIEWED
“Father of the Bride” originally began as a serialized story in Colliers. Originally perceived as innovative, 66 years has a way of changing perceptions. Spencer Tracy plays a lawyer struggling to finish paying off his suburban bliss and his daughter shows up with an announcement. She’s getting married and daddy has to pick up the bill. Tracy spends most of the movie meeting his in-laws, moping about bills and trying to reconcile his views regarding his daughter. This film was nominated for Best Picture, people.
Steve Martin squeezed two films out of remaking this film and he wasn’t bad in them. Martin got the domestic comedy angle and worked each line out of the script. Tracy insists upon the material and seems to suggest that domestic drama for men is an intriguing angle to carry a film. It isn’t and there’s an academic paper to be written about how Tracy views Taylor in this film. So much subtext just sprawled across this film like a skinned beast.
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A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.37:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 Mono master audio track