Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: August 29, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Turner Home Ent
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 English, French

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Total Count: 30

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 13,893
Rating: 4/4 -- One of the best comedies MGM made in the 1950s. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 23, 2011
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 -- 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: 4/5 -- 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
On the critical side: Minnelli could have timed many of the scenes so that laughs would not have stepped on dialog tag lines. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009

Product Description:

The comic trials and tribulations that beset a family, mostly the father, prior to their daughter's wedding day. Taylor and Tracy give wonderful performances and it's easy to understand why this was remade in 1991. The colorized version doesn't add much. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Picture, Best Actor-Spencer Tracy, Best Screenplay.

Description by Warner Home Video:

Father of the Bride
"I would like to say a few words about weddings," a weary man says from the middle of a muddle of rice and scattered bottles. What follows is a warm, witty look at what it means to be Father of the Bride.
Spencer Tracy is the father and Elizabeth Taylor the bride in this lively Vincente Minnelli-directed classic. Taylor is glowingly showcased - and reflected in three mirrors when first seen in a wedding gown. Tracy's performance captures every loving father's exasperations and joys as the day approaches. It also captured the fourth of his nine* Best Actor Academy Award* nominations. The film also earned nominations** for Best Picture and Screenplay. Here comes the bride, there goes dad's wallet - and everyone's heart. What sparkling fun!

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  • Sales Rank: 62,690
  • UPC: 012569678972
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