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Father of the Bride (Blu-ray)

The comic trials and tribulations that beset a family, mostly the father, prior to their daughter's wedding day.
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  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: May 10, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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User Ratings: 13,893
Under Vincente Minelli's crisp direction, the fun rarely lets up. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 23, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- First rate Hollywood comedy, with good support from its stars and Elizabeth Taylor at her loveliest.
F5 (Wichita, KS)
Mar 10, 2004
Spencer Tracy underplays the comedy to good effect, and Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor are beautiful and efficient. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 29, 2019
Rating: 4/4 -- What makes the movie, and particularly Spencer Tracy's performance (arguably his finest), so exceptional is the manner in which it gently brings up the unavoidable heartbreak in this most enduring and celebrated of traditions. Full Review
Creative Loafing
May 21, 2016
Rating: 4/5 -- A honey of a picture of American family life. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Old-fashioned, star-studded, father-daughter comedy. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Apr 19, 2016
Nightmarish comedy, about the hunt for a wealthy husband and an expensive wedding. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Aug 8, 2008

Description by OLDIES.com:

Stanley T. Banks (Spencer Tracy) is a securely middle-class lawyer whose daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) announces that she's going to marry her beau Buckley Dunstan (Don Taylor). From that point on, everything in Stanley's life is turned upside down. His wife Ellie (Joan Bennett) wants Kay to have the kind of formal wedding that she and Stanley never had, and between meeting his soon-to-be in-laws, the socially prominent Herbert and Doris Dunstan (Moroni Olsen and Billie Burke), his man-to-man talk with the groom, hosting the engagement party, financing the increasingly lavish wedding, and wondering if Kay and Buckley will resolve their differences before arriving at the altar, Stanley barely has time to deal with his own considerable anxieties about his advancing age and how his "little girl" became a grown woman.

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  • Sales Rank: 14,729
  • UPC: 888574389505
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