‘Father of the Bride’ Reunion Confirmed, But Not Exactly On Netflix

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Father of the Bride is the most recent ’90s traditional to reunite the forged. This time, Netflix is internet hosting the reunion. Though a lot of the occasion continues to be a shock, right here’s what Netflix revealed concerning the occasion and find out how to watch it. 

The ‘Father of the Bride’ motion pictures within the ’90s

1991’s Father of the Bride was a remake of the 1950 Spencer Tracy comedy. Steve Martin starred as George Banks, a father coping with his daughter, Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley)’s impending marriage ceremony to Brian MacKenzie. The 1991 movie, written and directed by Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, might handle extra trendy problems with household and {couples}, together with intercourse jokes they couldn’t even converse of within the ’50s.

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Steve Martin | Touchstone/Getty Images

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Wedding coordinator Franck Eggelhoffer (Martin Short) and his assistant Howard Weinstein (BD Wong) solely exacerbate George’s battle with the rising prices of the marriage. The cash is just one of George’s points, although. He’s actually coping with seeing his daughter develop up. Father of the Bride is among the quintessential Martin automobiles, giving him free reign to go loopy but in addition the type of coronary heart he dropped at Parenthood and Roxanne.

1995 noticed a sequel, a remake of 1951’s Father’s Little Dividend. Not solely did Annie develop into pregnant, however George’s spouse Nina (Diane Keaton) did too. The double being pregnant pressured George to cope with change as soon as once more, with the whole forged, even Franck and Howard, returning for the infant bathe. 

Nancy Meyers teased a ‘Father of the Bride’ follow-up

Meyers bought Father of the Bride trending once more on social media when she posted an Instagram photograph of the primary movie’s poster. “If he thought a wedding was a lot, how would he react to 2020?” Meyers wrote. “Coming soon to the phone in your hand!”

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Some followers thought this was merely an announcement that the 2 movies can be coming to streaming. They are presently solely out there to hire or purchase from Apple, Amazon, Fandango Now, Vudu  or AMC Theaters On Demand. However, Meyers confirmed it was greater than a streaming announcement. 

One fan mentioned if it’s greater than the unique movies, she’d have a meltdown like George Banks. 

“Start melting,” Meyers teased.

Netflix is internet hosting the reunion… elsewhere

Some followers speculated that Meyers was planning to make a Father of the Bride III. That’s not an unreasonable guess. Streaming companies have produced sequels to classics. Netflix has Coming 2 America within the works, and Crackle did Joe Dirt 2. However, Netflix’s tweet on Sept. 22 confirmed it’s a reunion, although they didn’t say which forged members can be becoming a member of. 

The video exhibits Annie Bankes McKenzie e-mailing her family and friends members, characters from the films, a Google calendar invite to a video chat. Her brother, Matty (Kieran Culkin), e-mails their father, “Dad, are you coming to the video chat? And yes… I checked, it doesn’t cost anything so accept the calendar invite, okay?”

Martin didn’t take part within the Cheaper By the Dozen reunion, so hopefully this implies he’s out there for Father of the Bride. Other characters in Annie’s inbox embrace her husband, Brian and Franck. She additionally has an order affirmation from Masks-R-Us and a spam message for air filters. 

The video confirms the chat will happen on Netflix’s YouTube and Facebook channels at three p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET. versus on the streaming service itself. The occasion will profit World Central Kitchen, from whom Annie additionally has an e-mail. 

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